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I Had a Monumental Experience. You Can Too. Fellowship Opportunities for Faculty

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Opportunities for Faculty

"I Had a Monumental Experience. You Can Too: S&T Policy Fellowships Chat Sessions," is a series of live text based chat and webinar sessions on the AAAS Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellowship program and application process for the 2015-16 fellowship class.

Are you interested in expanding your science policy resources and networks? Considering a sabbatical year opportunity that will give you hands-on federal policy experience? AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships engage doctoral level scientists and engineers in national and international issues in the federal policy realm, while affording a career enhancing opportunity to develop valuable skills, resources, and networks in the science policy arena.

The policy fellowships are a public service and professional development opportunity for faculty to apply their knowledge and training to the policy development and implementation process.

Learn how you can enhance policy and transform your career.  Join us September 4 at 2 p.m. EDT for a one-hour video based chat session on the AAAS Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellowship program and application process for the 2015-16 fellowship year. Have your questions answered by faculty colleagues and alumni fellows, and chat with program staff.

Chat participants:

Salaeha Shariff
Project Director, Outreach, AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship Program

Shariff 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 Fellows in initiatives to promote careers at the intersection of science and policy.

Current Fellow Steven Lev
2013-14 AAAS Congressional Fellow, Office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), professor, Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Towson University

Steven is a geochemist with expertise in environmental and analytical chemistry.  After earning his Ph.D. in geochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook in NY, he was a National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and has gone on to a productive 14-year career at Towson University. Steven has worked with colleagues at Towson to build the environmental science graduate program and the Urban Environmental Biogeochemistry Laboratory.  These efforts have focused on the development of an applied curriculum and research agenda examining the impact of urbanization on soil and surface water resources.
He was a 2013-14 AAAS Congressional Fellow and worked on issues related to energy, the environment, STEM education, and cybersecurity for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY).  Steven is currently engaged in environmental policy through collaborations with The Maryland Department, the International Copper Association and Copper Development Association, and work as a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry TSCA Reform Working Group.

Alumni Fellow Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves
2003-04 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Agency for International Development; Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University

Dr. Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves is an engineer, educator and researcher.  Since joining Virginia Commonwealth University in 1996, she has served as the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies in the School of Engineering, Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University – University of KwaZulu Natal International Partnership Director and as a AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
She currently holds a joint appointment in the Schools of Education and Engineering as Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  She received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.  Her research interests are in STEM-H education, biomedical signal and image processing, machine learning, and international development STEM activities. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, honors, and awards, including the Dominion Strong Men & Women Excellence in Leadership Award 2008, Richmond Joint Engineers Council 2006 Engineer of the Year, 2003-2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellowship, and the National Society of Black Engineers National 2001 Lumpkin Educator of the Year Award.

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

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Event Contact

Salaeha Shariff

Project Director - Outreach

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