STPF Guide to the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting

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!

Wednesday, February 14

Policy Session: Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop for Students
8:00 am -5:00pm 
Room Salon K (Hilton-Austin)

Thursday, February 15

Public Engagement Session: Reaching Beyond the Science-Interested Public
 9:00 am-10:30 am
Salon H Theater (Hilton-Austin)

Fellow Session: Developing a Narrative About Your Data
11:00 am-12:30 pm
Salon H Theater (Hilton-Austin)
Alumni Fellows

  • Karen Akerlof, 2016-17 American Geophysical Union Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow, Office of Senator Bernard Sanders
  • Renata Rawlings-Goss, 2014-15 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation

Policy Session: Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Discussion
12:45 pm -1:45 pm
Salon H Theater (Hilton-Austin)
Alumni Fellow

  • Adam Shapiro, 2017-18 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Department of State

Public Engagement Session: Advocating for Public Engagement with Science
2:00 pm -3:30 pm
Salon H heater (Hilton-Austin)  

Friday, February 16

STPF Exhibit in AAAS Pavilion
9:30 am -5:00 pm
(Exhibit Hall 4 Booth 1020 Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Cuban Biomedical Science: The Role of Science Diplomacy in Translating Cures
8:00 am-9:30 am
Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Research and Policy on Voter ID Laws and Voter Participation
8:00 am-9:30 am
Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)

Fellow Session: When Regulation Drives Innovation
10:00 am-11:30 am
Room 18D (Austin Convention Center)
Alumnus Fellow

  • Gerald Epstein, 1983-84 Office of Technology Assessment Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow

Communication Session: Science Communication and Public Engagement Fundamentals
10:00 am-11:00 am
Force for Science (Austin Convention Center)

Public Engagement Session: Science Communication and Public Engagement Fundamentals
10:00 am-11:00 am
Force for Science Toolkit Room (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Issues and Impacts of U.S. Global Food Security Policy and Research     
10:00 am-11:30 am  
Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)

Fellow Session: The Networker: Preparing, Establishing, and Maintaining Meaningful Connections
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Room 16A (Austin Convention Center)                              

  • Alan Arnold, 2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation  
  • Chaevia Clendinen, 2016-18 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation 

Communication Session: Best Practices in Communication and Outreach at Laboratories and Facilities
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Effectively Communicating Real Research to Enhance STEM Literacy
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Force for Science Toolkit Room (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Flash Talk: Communication and Perception-How Language Began: The Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
1:30 pm-1:45 pm
Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Future-Generation Cars and Drivers: Research, Moving to Market, and Policymaking
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Ballroom G (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: What Citizens Think About Science: Survey Data and Implications for Communicators 
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Flash Talk: Communication and Perception- Sociolinguistic Perception: The Social Clues in Speech 
1:45 pm-2:00 pm
Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Flash Talk: Communication and Perception-Communication Caveats: Lessons from Scholarship
2:00 pm-2:15 pm
Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Austin Lounge: Texas Science Communicators Connect
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Expo (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Trends in Visual Science Communication: Creating Inspiring, Informative Journal Figures
2:30 pm-3:30 pm
Room 16A (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Austin Lounge: STEMprov and Stories: Readings and Performances from ATX Science Communicators
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Expo (Austin Convention Center)

Public Engagement Session: Science Engagement with Religious Publics (Friday Session)
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Force for Science Toolkit (Austin Convention Center)

Saturday, February 17

STPF Exhibit in AAAS Pavilion 
9:30 am-5:00 pm
(Exhibit Hall 4 Booth 1020 Austin Convention Center)

Family Science Day and Meet the Scientists Day One
11:00 am-4:00 pm 
(Exhibit Hall 5 Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Gender in Translation: How Speech Communicates Sex, Gender Identity, and Sexuality
8:00 am -9:30 am
Ballroom F (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking
8:00 am-9:30 am
Room 12A (Austin Convention Center)

Public Engagement Session: Engaging the Public With Social Media
10:00 am-11:00 am
Force for Science Toolkit Room (Austin Convention Center)

Fellow Session: Migration: A Case for Science Diplomacy
10:00 am- 11:30am
Room 18B
Alumna Fellow

  • Mahlet Mesfin, Office of International Security Affairs, Washington D.C.

Policy Session: Communicating With Policymakers

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Force for Science Toolkit Room (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Training the Next Generation of Scientist-Communicators: Graduate Students Can Take on the Challenge
11:30 pm-12:30 pm
Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)

Fellow Session: Flash Talk: Advocating for Science-Stories of How Silly-Sounding Science Benefits Society
1:30 pm-1:45 pm

Room 14 (Austin Convention Center
Alumnus Fellow

  • Adam Shapiro, 2017-18 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Department of State

Policy Session: Opioid Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Social Policy
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Ballroom E (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Flash Talk: Advocating for Science-How to Engage in Science Policy in an Hour or Less
1:45 pm-2:00 pm
Room 14 (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Translating Engineering and Operations Analyses into Effective Homeland Security Policy
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Room 18D (Austin Convention Center)

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships Reception
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Salon G (Hilton-Austin)

Sunday, February 18

STPF Exhibit in AAAS Pavilion  
9:30 am-5:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 4 Booth 1020 (Austin Convention Center)

Family Science Day and Meet the Scientists Day Two
11:00 am-4:00 pm
Exhibit Hall 5 (Austin Convention Center)

STPF Session: Opportunities in Science Policy: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
10:00 am-11:00 am
Room 16A (Austin Convention Center)
Alumni Fellows

  • Kevin Foster, 2009-10 Executive Branch Fellow at the National Science Foundation
  • Leslie Martinich, 2011-12 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Legislative Branch Fellow, Office of Representative Steve Israel

Public Engagement Session: Creating a Culture of Public Engagement and Promoting Global Health
10:00 am-11:00 am
Room 16B (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Balancing Facts and Values in Public Policymaking
10:00 am-11:30 am
Room 19A (Austin Convention Center)

Communication Session: Science Engagement With Religious Publics (Sunday Session)
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Room 17A (Austin Convention Center)

Policy Session: Policy and Practice Project
2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Room 16A (Austin Convention Center)

Fellow Session: General E-Poster Session
(From Research to Policy: Advancing Climate Change Approaches in the American West)
2:30 pm-5:00 pm Exhibit Hall
Alumna Fellow

  • Katharine Himes, 2012-15 Executive Branch Fellow, U.S. Agency for International Development

Policy Session: Economic Analysis of Links Between Patents, Publications, and Policy
3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Room 19B (Austin Convention Center) 

Plenary Lecture: Punctuated Equilibrium Meets Cancer: Big Promise Requires Big Change
06:30 PM - 07:30 pm
Ballroom D (Austin Convention Center)
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States (2009-2017)