Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

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  • Moving & Shaking: May 2016

    Stephanie G. Adams , 2005-06 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation, was named dean of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She will be the first woman in this post. Dr. Adams is a professor and chair of the department...
  • Alumni Boost Science through Communication

    By Joy Metcalf Science communication is an emerging field on a mission: to capture the public’s interest, demonstrate the importance of science, and cultivate their understanding of science. By capitalizing on social media, fostering collaboration among experts, and cultivating bibliophiles, STPF...
  • Federal Policy: Made Better with STEM

    By Joy Metcalf Maynard Holliday works to promote innovation through DoD STEM labs. Click the photo to view a video about STEM careers at DoD. | DoD Recent polls show many Americans disenchanted, even angry, with the way federal government seems to be working. Or not working. And it’s no news that...
  • Trellis Puts the Science Community at Your Fingertips

    According to a AAAS member survey, nearly 80% of respondents pointed to a need for a better way to connect with other scientists online. AAAS responded with Trellis, a digital communication and collaboration platform for the scientific community. Launched in December 2014 in private beta, today it...
  • Chat Series: Q&A with S&T Policy Fellows

    Want to apply your science and engineering training to address societal challenges and gain hands-on policy experience? Interested in transforming your career and joining a highly influential network of fellows? Retool and reinvigorate in an immersive policy fellowship. The application season for...
  • Moving & Shaking: March 2016

    Chris Avery (2011-12 Congressional Fellow sponsored by the American Chemical Society and 2012-14 Executive Branch Fellow) is senior advisor at the National Council for Science and the Environment, a think tank dedicated to helping incorporate scientific knowledge into environmental decision-making...
  • Water Games

    Representing USGS, USACE IWR and SARA, referees debate a team’s proposal for an adaptation option for water management at the Multi-Hazard Tournament near San Antonio in September. | Andrea Carson Water is mighty – a fact that folks around the San Antonio River Watershed know all too well. With a...
  • El Salvador Report: Kids Are Learning with Legos

    The Director of the Democracy and Governance Office at USAID/El Salvador, Adam Schmidt (left), and Jason Landrum (right) at the first technology fair. | FUSALMO Humans are driven to learn. Humans learn by various methods – particularly by doing . “Without the opportunity to use a hands-on approach...
  • STPF at AAAS 2016

    More than 8,500 scientists, engineers, journalists, parents, children and other science enthusiasts from over 50 countries gathered for the AAAS Annual Meeting February 11-15 in Washington. With the theme of "Global Science Engagement” and 135 symposia across 14 tracks, topics ranged from...
  • STPF Applications are Open!

    Providing opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills in the federal policy realm.

    Beth (L) and Liz (R) with advice to future fellows. Elizabeth “Liz” Burrows 2014-16 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation (NSF) PhD, Biological and Ecological Engineering Beth Russell 2014-16 Executive Branch Fellow, National Institutes of Health (NIH) PhD, Genetics We’re hosting a...