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Who do we want “scientists” to be?

By Alec Drobac
At the recently held 2024 AAAS Annual Meeting, Science Editor-in-Chief Holden Thorp kicked off the closing plenary panel discussion with a simple yet profound question: Who is a scientist? This

Why is there an S&T Policy Fellow in the Judicial Branch?

By Rebekah Petroff
This entry is part of a series on the role of science in the federal judiciary. This year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF)

The AAAS STPF Science Diplomacy Affinity Group is preparing the next generation of science diplomacy leaders

By Sudeep Kanungo, Jamison Watson, Lindsay Smith and Brian Leung
The modern, globalized world necessitates that nations engage and cooperate more than ever before. The world’s most pressing challenges such as climate change, pandemics, food security, and terrorism

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

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