Annual Meeting Speeches
- 2005 – Summing Up: Creating a Sientific Temper for the World
- 2004 – A World That Banks on Sicence
- 2003 – Harnessing Science for a More Rational World
- 2002 – Engaging in a Worldwide Transformation
- 2001 – Expanding the Institutions of Science
- 2000 – Science and Human Needs
- 1999 – Science and the World’s Future
- 1998 – Moving from Analysis to Action
- 1997 – Measuring What Counts in Sicence
- 1996 – Looking Inward, Looking Outward: The Academy after 133 Years
- 1995 – The Role of the Academy in the Future of Science
- 1994 – The Responsibilities of Scientist in a Changing World
Summary of Science Education Work
- In the American Society of Cell Biology’s (ASCB) CBE Life Sciences Education(LSE): From the National Academies: A Tribute to the Science Education Legacy of National Academy of Sciences President Bruce Alberts Fall 2005
The Beyond Discovery™ Series
Beyond Discovery™: The Path from Research to Human Benefit is a series of case studies produced by the National Academy of Sciences from 1996 to 2003 that identify and trace origins of important technological and medical advances. Each case study reveals the crucial role played by basic science, the applications of which could not have been anticipated at the time the original research was conducted. The articles were developed through a close collaboration between professional science writers and prominent scientists who were directly involved with the discoveries being described.
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- View a sample: Wavelets: Seeing the Forest – and the Trees, December 2001
Some Relevant Articles and Editorials, 1993-2005
- Alberts, B. 10-Step Recipe for Starting a Partnership Program. In “Science Education Partnerships, Manual for Scienctists and K-12 Teachers” (A. Sussman, ed.) pp. 15-18. UCSF, San Francisco (1993).
- Alberts, B. How Targeted Should Research & Higher Education Be? Academic Medicine 69: 180-184 (March 1994).
- Alberts, B. What I learned From 30 Years in the University About Catalyzing Change. Project Kaleidoscope Phase II: What Works: Leadership: Challenges for the Future: Occasional Paper II. (October 1994)
- Alberts, B. and Shine, K. Scientists and the Integrity of Research. Science 266: 1660-1661 (December 1994).
- Alberts, B. and Tuomi, J. Why Scientists and Engineers Should Be Involved in Precollege Science Education Improvements. RISE Brochure.
- Alberts, B. The View from the National Academy of Sciences. The Future of Biomedical Research. (Claude E. Barfield and Bruce L. R. Smith, eds.) pp. 16-20. American Enterprise Institute and The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC (1997).
- Alberts, B. (co-author). Workshop on Schizophrenia. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.USA 94: 1612-1614 (1997).
- Alberts, B., Cook-Deegan, R., and Burris, J. The Human Genome Project after a decade: policy issues. Nature Genetics 20: 333-335 (1998).
- Alberts, B. Preface. Improving Student Learning: A Strategic Plan for Education Research and Its Utilization, pp. vii-ix. National Research Council (National Academy Press), Washington, DC (1999).
- Alberts, B. Reinvigorating Science Education in the U.S.: The Importance of the Appropriate Assessments. Architecture for Change: Information as Foundation. Presentations from the 1998 AAHE Assessment Conference, pp. 73-87 (1999).
- Alberts, B. Educating Students: The Imperative of National Science Education Reform. Science Education: Challenges and Solutions. A Science in Society Policy Report of the New York Academy of Sciences, pp. 11-18 (February 1999).
- Alberts, B. and Alberts, Betty. Foreword. Starting Out Right: a Guide to Promoting Student Reading Success, pp. vi-vii. National Research Council (National Academy Press), Washington, DC (1999).
- Alberts, B. Are our universities producing too many PhDs? Trends in Cell Biology 9 (12): 73-75 (Millennium issue: December 1999).
- Alberts, B., Klug, Sir Aaron. The human genome itself must be freely available to all humankind. Nature 404: 325 (March 2000).
- Alberts, B. Some Thoughts of a Scientist on Inquiry. Inquiring into Inquiry Learning and Teaching in Science. (J. Minstrell & Emily H. van Zee, eds.) pp.-3-13. AAAS, Washington, DC (Winter 2000).
- Alberts, B. Biomedical Research in the Next Century. Critical Issues in Global Health. (C. Everett Koop, Clarence E. Pearson & M. Roy Schwarz, eds.) pp. 287-296. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA (2001).
- Alberts, B. Appropriate Assessments for Reinvigorating Science Education. Edutopia: Success Stories for Learning in the Digital Age. (Milton Chen & Sara Armstrong, eds.), The George Lucas Educational Foundation, pp. 111-116. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA (2002). (Adapted from a speech to the American Association for Higher Education, 1998).
- Alberts, B., Vogelstein, B., and Shine, K. Please Don’t Call It Cloning! Science 295: 1237
- Alberts, B., May, Robert M. Scientist Support for Biological Weapons Controls. Science 298: 1135 (November 2002).
- Alberts, B. On Creating a Scientific Temper. Science Literacy for the Twenty-First Century. (Stephanie Pace Marshall, Judith A. Scheppler, & Michael J. Palmisano, eds.) pp.-57-61. Prometheus Books, New York (2003).
- Alberts, B. Sharing Knowledge for Development. A Parliament of Science: Science for the 21st Century. (Michael Tobias, Teun Timmers, & Gill Wright, eds.) pp. 138-145. State University of New York Press, Albany, New York (2003).
- Alberts, B. What I Have Learned from Jim. Inspiring Science: Jim Watson and the Age of DNA. (John R. Inglis, Joseph Sambrook, & Jan A. Witkowski, eds.) pp. 429-434. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York (2003).
- Alberts, B. and Labov, J.B. From the National Academies: Teaching the Science of Evolution. Cell Biology Education 3: 75-80 (2004). Published by the ASCB.
- Alberts, B. and Fineberg, H.V. Harnessing new science is vital for biodefense and global health. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101 (31): 11177 (2004).
- Alberts, B. (co-author). Discovery of antivirals against smallpox. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101 (31): 11178-11192 (2004).
- Alberts, B. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences: Telling the Truth to Power (pp. 21-25) and A Joint Future: Learning from Each Other (pp. 98-103). Promoting Science, Education and Society: The Academy – Government Challenge. (Irvin Asher & Meir Zadok, eds.). (Proceedings of an International Workshop sponsored by the IASM, May 17-18, 2004). The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem (2004).
- Alberts, B. and Fulton, K. Election to the National Academy of Sciences: Pathways to membership. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102 (21): 7405-7406.
- Alberts, B. Modeling attacks on the food supply. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102 (28): 9737-9738 (2005).
- Alberts, B. The M. S. Swaminathan I Know. Current Science 89: 310-311, (2005).
- Alberts, B. Commentary: A Wakeup Call for Science Faculty. Cell 123, 739-741 (2005).
- Alberts, B. The Nick Cozzarelli I Knew. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103 (16), 6077 (2006).
- Alberts, B. Biographical Memoir of John Alexander Moore (1915-2002), National Academy of Sciences (2011).