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Live Chat September 2020: What’s It Like to Be a Fellow?

Sept 2020 Live Chat happening Sept 16 from 3-4pm ET


The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) 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 network of STEM leaders who understand government and policymaking. Fellows gain invaluable knowledge of and experience with processes and priorities that drive public policy as well as a holistic understanding of our nation’s scientific enterprise.

Join us on September 16 at 4 p.m. ET for the fifth of a six-part live chat series with fellows. Learn how fellows have been impacting science policy for 47 years. Ask questions to find out what happens in the day of a fellow.

View the full chat schedule here.

The AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens who hold doctoral level degrees in any of the following:

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

The application deadline is November 1.





Jessica Soule, STPF Director of Recruitment, Marketing & Alumni Engagement




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Andrea Stathopoulos, 2019-21 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation, Office of the Assistant Director

Andrea Stathopoulos is a neuroscientist and 2019-21 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow hosted in the Office of the Assistant Director (OAD) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS). Before coming to the DC area, Andrea was a visiting professor of physiology at Wittenberg University where she taught Biology and advised students on behavioral research in rodents. She received her PhD from Florida State University where she collaborated with mathematical modelers on how the brain regulates female reproductive hormones. While there, she also was instrumental in the revival of the Graduate Women in Science organization and participated often in STEM outreach in the community.

Andrea has always had interdisciplinary interests, concentrating in neuroscience while an undergraduate at DePauw University before it was an established major. Her big science policy dreams are to see more women in science, as both researchers and subjects, and to improve public science literacy. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, trivia, and taking dance classes.

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Terrence Mosley, 2019-21 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office

Terrence Mosley is an AAAS Fellow assigned to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, Mr. Mosley received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Southern University at Baton Rouge, LA, and his M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. As a BTO Fellow, he works with the Chief Architect of the Building Technologies Office (BTO) in furthering the research, public communication, strategic plans, goals, and services of key customer facing programs of the Residential Buildings Integration (RBI) program office, such as DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes and Home Improvement Expert (HIE), along with the Building America Solution Center.  He also is an entrepreneur with 10 years of experience as the owner and operator of a residential construction firm specializing in home renovations and remodels. Prior to that, he served 20 years as a regional engineering manager for General Motors and Delphi Automotive Systems. He has worked on implementing many STEM programs for women and minorities and mentored many minority and other underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students through programs like the GEM Fellowship and FIRST Robotics. He was honored with a Black Engineer of the Year Special Recognition Award for his efforts at increasing the diversity of the future STEM Pipeline.

John Hale, 2019-20 AAAS Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow, Office of Representative Chrissy Houlahan, and 2020-21 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Department of State, Office of Japan Affairs


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