08 Oct

Chat with Fellows: Ask Questions to Learn How You Can Be a Policy Fellow

08 Oct 2015
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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The AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships are open to doctoral level degree holders in any of the following:

  • Medical and Health sciences
  • Biological, Physical or Earth sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computational sciences and Mathematics
  • Engineering disciplines (applicants with a MS in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify).

Read an overview of S&T Policy Fellowships here, so we’ll have more time to answer specific questions relevant to you.

Want to contribute your science and technology training to directly address societal challenges? Are you seeking a professional development opportunity to engage in policy at the federal level? Then join us for the " Enhancing Policy, Transforming Careers: Chat Series with S&T Policy Fellow”- a series of live text and video chat sessions with current and alumni fellows. Hear directly from fellows and fellowship staff and learn about the impact policy fellows have been making for over 42 years.

Join us on October 8 at 2:00 EST for a one-hour live chat session where you'll learn how fellows impact science policy initiatives on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies, and the judicial branch -- and how you can apply your science and engineering background to transform your career.The entire hour will be devoted to answering your questions. This is your chance to ask any questions you may have about the fellowship experience and application process, before the November 1 application deadline for the 2016-17 fellowship year. 

Live Blog STPFChat: Learn How You Can Be a Policy Fellow
 

The "Enhancing Policy, Transforming Careers: Chat Series with S&T Policy Fellows” is a series of live text and video chat sessions with current and alumni fellows. Interact with fellows and fellowship staff and learn about the impact policy fellows have been making for over 42 years. 

Chat Partcipants:

Margaret Linak, 2012-13 American Physical Society Congressional Fellow, 2013-15 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Agency for International Development

Maggie is a Program Manager with U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Global Development Lab.  She was the 2012-13 American Physical Society Congressional Fellow for the Senate Majority Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee under Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA). Her portfolio included public health, prevention, global health, aging, mental health, substance use disorders, and traumatic brain injury. She was also a 2013-15 Executive Branch Fellow at USAID, in the Global Development Lab, where as a fellow and now program manager, she focuses on sourcing, piloting, and scaling science and technology innovations for the developing world as part of a network of universities called the Higher Education Solution Network (HESN).  

Maggie is a chemical engineer with a background in experimental and computational biomedical research and genetic engineering.  She also completed graduate coursework in public policy. By focusing on science and technology policy, she was able to merge her interests in engineering, teaching, and policy by working on STEM education issues. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.  

Salaeha Shariff, Director of Recruitment, AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Program

Salaeha directs recruitment cultivation, national outreach activities, and diversity enhancement for the S&T Policy Fellowships. She plans and manages annual marketing efforts, oversees advertising, and engages with scientists and engineers in initiatives to promote careers at the intersection of science and policy.

Barry Williams, Marketing Associate, AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Program

Barry manages advertising, facilitates outreach operations, and orchestrates marketing event logistics.  In addition, he regularly presents on the fellowship program, conducts marketing research and supports social media activities for the fellowship program.