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Scientific community/Science careers

Diversity in the STEM workforce falls behind population trends at a time when expanding STEM employment opportunities demand a larger and more inclusive talent pool to secure growth and strength of U.S. innovation.

Ramírez-Andreotta is being recognized for involving communities most affected by pollution, poor water quality and food insecurity in the scientific process.

The AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program (CEFP), generously supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, aims to improve collaboration and community ­building in science. It provides a year-long professional development opportunity to individuals who cultivate member engagement and collaborative relationships within scientific associations, research collaborations and other communities of scientists.

For general inquiries about the Community Engagement Fellowship Program, please email communityfellows@aaas.org.

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