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Scientific community/Science communication/Science advocacy

Science touches lives every day. It drives the innovation and discovery that help us understand and interact with the world around us.

The resources in this toolkit will help you engage, educate and be a force for science. Inspire the next generation of STEM professionals, further understanding among the scientific community and other groups, strengthen collaboration and increase public understanding of science and its impact.

Whether you are an experienced advocate or getting involved for the first time, you’ll find something that matches your interests and fits your schedule. Explore the opportunities below and check back often to learn about new ways to stand up for science.

To get fellows up to speed on communication and negotiation skills and other critical competencies, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program provides a yearlong series of workshops and events for professional development (PD) that goes hand in hand with the experiential learning that happens on the ground in fellowship assignments.

The AAAS Annual Meeting 2019 teemed with news, learning and sharing – as well as Science & Technology Policy Fellows. Thousands of scientists, engineers, educators, policymakers and journalists from around the world convened in Washington on February 14-17 around the theme of “Science Transcending Boundaries.”

This past fall, the U.S. Census Bureau became the newest agency to host a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) when it took on a data science researcher.

This guide features sessions led by STPF fellows and/or related to science in policy and science communication. STPF looks forward to seeing you at the AAAS Annual Meeting!

Workshop and presentation organized by AAAS DoSER's Engaging Scientists project for the 2018 American Society for Human Genetics Conference.

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