Live Chat: Why have scientists and engineers in government? Why you? Why now?
The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF) program is the premier opportunity for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about public policy while contributing valuable knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. STPF fosters a strong network of STEM leaders who understand policymaking and forge broader career paths.
Join us on June 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET for the first of a five-part live chat series with current and alumni fellows. Learn how fellows have been impacting science policy for 45 years. Ask questions to find out Why You? Why Now? Why STPF?
Visit the 2018 Live Chat page to read about and RSVP for any of the five chats scheduled this year.
The program is open to U.S. citizens who hold doctoral level degrees 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 an M.S. in engineering and three years of professional experience also qualify).
Apply! The application opens August 1; deadline to apply is November 1.
Maryam Zaringhalam is a molecular biologist by training and is currently an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In her position in the Office of Health Information Program Development, she works on policies around open science and data science training, which are central to NLM's strategic vision for the coming decade. The work is particularly exciting given Maryam's keen interest in open science, which developed during graduate school when her work was scooped a whopping five times! Maryam has also cultivated expertise in science communication, which has served her well during her fellowship. She is currently the DC producer for The Story Collider and her writing has appeared in Slate, Quartz, and Scientific American. Maryam holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Rockefeller University.
Daniel L. Sanchez is an engineer and energy systems analyst studying the commercialization and deployment of energy technologies that remove CO2 from the atmosphere.He is currently a AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow serving in the Office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). Daniel’s work and engagement spans the academic, nongovernmental, and governmental sectors. Daniel has previously held positions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Green for All, and the California Public Utilities Commission. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California-Berkeley, and a B.S.E. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.