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Current Fellows

The 2023-24 fellowship class is comprised of 276 fellows sponsored by AAAS, the Moore Foundation and partner societies. Of these, 38 serve in Congress, one at the Federal Judicial Center, and 237 in the executive branch among 19 agencies or departments. Among those in Congress, six are part of AAAS’ new AI Rapid Response Cohort.

Featured Fellow

Kiri Wagstaff

Part of the first STPF Cohort in AI, Kiri Wagstaff joins Sen. Mark Kelly's office. Previously, Kiri (2023-24 AIC Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow) was at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and developed machine learning course at OSU. Read more

Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are formed and managed by current and alumni fellows.  They provide fellows with a forum to meet and discuss issues related to areas of specific interest. Click here to see the full list of affinity groups and to learn how you can get involved.

Blog and News Posts

Latest Posts

Read about fellows' accomplishments at the intersection of policy and science, and get a heads up on STPF events and news.

PODCAST | “But Does It Change Anything?”: A Conversation with Dr. Irma McClaurin on Science, Policy and Writing to Change the World

By Saira Mehmood and Meryleen Mena
“Change minds, change hearts, change behavior, achieve transformation.” That’s bio-cultural anthropologist Dr. Irma McClaurin’s motto and through writing and science communication, she’s been able to

Trust the Scientists (All of Them): AI Impacts everyone and everyone should impact AI policy

By Soribel Feliz
The booming world of artificial intelligence (AI) is brimming with possibilities, but its ethical and societal implications raise complex questions of transparency, ethics and accountability. As we
Graphic for the AAAS 2024 Annual Meeting: Toward Science Without Walls.

The STPF@AAAS 2024 Preview

Every year, AAAS hosts its Annual Meeting to bring together communities to discuss the latest developments in science, tech, and policy. This year, in Denver, CO from February 15-17, STPF fellows and alumni are deep in the programming. The three-day meeting is packed full with exciting sessions, along with special STPF programming that you won't want to miss!

Jan-Feb 2024 | Fellowship Focus

Will you be there? 2024 AAAS Annual – in Denver

PODCAST | Science Helps Us… Create the Future of Computing

By Stephanie Gage
Computing is a ubiquitous part of our everyday lives and rapid advances continue to shape the way we work and live. In the fourth episode of our “Science Helps Us…” series, Dr. Margaret Martonosi
A yellow fork and a pen overlapping with text: 2023 Breakthrough of the year.

Science 2023 Breakthrough of the Year

Sparking much excitement was the discovery that glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP1) agonist drugs can be used to blunt obesity-associated health problems. Originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, they’re showing promising results and challenging perceptions about obesity.

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