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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.

Nov-Dec 2023 | Fellowship Focus

Thanks and wishes at year’s end
Group photo of STPF staff in front of the AAAS building.

2023 in Review: Greetings from the Director

As 2023 draws to a close, now is a good time for reflection. Read about all the things! From program developments, events and new fellows, there was much that came to life for STPF as well as for fellows, partners and supporters.
Fellows in the STPF Rapid Response AI Cohort pose together for a photo in the Capital subway.

AAAS Launches STPF Rapid Response Cohort in AI to Support Policy Development in Congress

With record speed, a new artificial intelligence fellowship placement was conceived and launched in just two months. The host offices include: U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.); Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.); Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.); Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.); and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).

Sep-Oct 2023 | Fellowship Focus

STEM experts get schooled in civics, Beltway life and all things policy
51st class of STPF fellows gathering to take a class photo.

STEM experts get schooled in civics, Beltway life and all things policy

At the annual STPF orientation for new fellows and along with many other experts, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director and STPF alum Arati Prabhakar shared many words of wisdom.
Five fellows from the STPF 51st Class

STPF 51: Welcoming the new class of fellows

This month, the 51st class of STPF fellows began their year in Washington. This year’s cohort -- including Carlos Martinez, Shakira Grant, Bek Petroff, Jacqueline Smith and Alvin Tran -- comes to their fellowships from widely varying backgrounds, but with a shared vision for applying their scientific training and expertise to help inform federal policymaking. “I have to tell you, we’re living in a golden age of science. We know more about the universe, our planet, and ourselves than we’ve ever known before.”

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