AERA Celebrates #ThankAScientistWeek
AERA Celebrates #ThankAScientistWeek

September 2017

During the week of September 18, AERA joined eight other national scientific organizations across a diversity of disciplines to recognize and celebrate the contributions of researchers during #ThankAScientist week. AERA and its partner organizations encouraged Twitter users to reach out and thank scientists from all fields for the research they produce and how they have positively impacted society. 

The response on Twitter was huge with thousands of tweets from people sharing positive comments about the societal contributions of scientists. March for Science was among the organizations retweeting messages from AERA and other participating organizations.

Other organizations participating in #ThankAScientist Week included the American Chemical SocietyAmerican Geophysical UnionAmerican Physical SocietyAmerican Psychological AssociationAssociation for Research in Vision and OphthalmologyLinguistic Society of AmericaNational Communication Association, and Research!America.

The #ThankAScientist campaign included the following education researchers: 

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and President of the Learning Policy Institute. Learn more about Linda Darling-Hammond.



Dorothy L. Espelage

Dorothy L. Espelage is Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida. Learn more about Dorothy Espelage.



Stella M. Flores

Stella M. Flores is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at New York University. Learn more about Stella Flores.



Robert Kelchen

Robert Kelchen is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at Seton Hall University. Learn more about Robert Kelchen.


Pedro Antonio Noguera

Pedro Antonio Noguera is a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Learn more about Pedro Noguera.


Janelle Scott

Janelle Scott is a Chancellor’s Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Graduate School of Education, Goldman School of Public Policy, and African American Studies Department, where she is also affiliated with the Haas Center for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Learn more about Janelle Scott.


Martin West

Martin West is an Associate Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Learn more about Martin West.


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