Reflections on the 2010 AAAS Conference

As the winner of the 2010 JYI Research Department Award, I was given the amazing opportunity to attend the AAAS Conference in San Diego, Feb. 18-22, 2010. The theme of this year's conference was "Bridging Science and Society," a theme that goes particularly well with the interests of this journal. We too look at the question: how can we translate scientific research so that people in society can understand and use it?