Academy Chats

Supporting Junior Academies of Science
September 16, 2022 | 3:30-5:00 pm EDT

One of the key functions of the National Association of Academies of Science (NAAS) is to support the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS). Additionally, in a recent survey of state and regional academies, 80% of host both a senior academy and junior academy. The September 2022 Academy Chat will focus on how to support junior academies of science across the country who do the boots-on-the-ground outreach to students interested in STEM and funnel students to the AJAS meeting each year. 

During this Academy Chat, Gary Foss of the Washington State Academy of Science shared insights on how they support students to attend AJAS. View his slides here

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Strategic Plan Roundtable
August 5, 2022 | 3:30-5:00 pm EDT
Over the past 6 months, a strategic plan was created to help organize the vision for the future of NAAS. Through the process, NAAS leadership developed new guiding principles and strategic priorities for the next 3-5 years. In this Academy Chat, NAAS leaders will share their experience with this process and take feedback from participants on NAAS goals moving forward. Donna Gerardi Riordan will speak on behalf of the NAAS Governance Committee who proposed strategic planning for the organization. Then Rachel Owen, strategic plan facilitator, will talk about how strategic planning was conducted. Finally, Amanda Fuller, NAAS President, will talk about the findings of the strategic plan and the goals for the next 3-5 years. 

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How to Have a Great Annual Meeting
May 4, 2022, 3:30-5:00 pm EDT

This webinar featured Sara Pichette from the New Mexico Academy of Science, Jack Shelley-Tremblay from the Alabama Academy of Science, and Delores Brown from the Indiana Academy of Science. Each speaker shared their best practices and tips for hosting an effective annual meeting. 

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Notes & Resources


AAAS Programs You Should Know About
November 19, 2021
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How can state academies benefit from AAAS programs? We heard from

Journal Editors' Convening
September 17, 2021, 3:30-5pm ET
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  |  JAAS Presentation  |   TNAS Presentation

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion for Academies of Science
August 13, 2021, 3:30-5pm ET  
Details   |   Watch the Recording   |    Sara Gomez' Presentation

Fundraising for Academies of Science
July 9, 2021, 3:30-5pm ET 
Details   |  Watch the Recording   |    Fundraising Resources for Academies

Dipping into State Science Policy
July 8, 2021, 4:00-5:30pm ET.  
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Terri Clark's Presentation

Growing, Managing and Engaging State Academy Membership

June 11, 2021
(Science can be in tents >> Oklahoma Academy of Science's field meeting)
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