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A Local Community Needed a Scientist. A Dynamic Fellow Duo Answered the Call.

By Erin McDuffie and Andrea Hindman
A Fresh AAAS STPF Candidate: Dr. Erin McDuffie (@atmosph_erin). Erin: Rewind to late April, Finalist Interview Week for the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (STPF). It was Monday

Enough already: It's time to stop giving intelligent assistants female names and voices

By Lucy Erickson
For several years now, I’ve been railing against the increasing number of intelligent assistants that have female names and voices — Siri, Alexa, Cortana. Even Bank of America has jumped on the

PODCAST | Making the Connection Between COVID-19 and One Health

By Philip Ko
Understanding the science of viral transmission and pandemics is now critical, especially for younger generations. In this episode, STPF fellow and veterinarian Deborah Thomson discusses how the One

Testing for COVID-19: A visit to a pop-up testing center

By Trisha Chakraborty
Dry cough, headaches, body aches, a stabbing pain along my ribs, and chills. In mid-March, as stay-at-home orders were first being implemented due to SARS CoV-2, a slew of symptoms hit me like mid

Science, writing, and sharing in the age of pandemic: Write. Often. Better. Together.

By Gillian Bowser
By Kristina Quynn and STPF alumna Gillian Bowser Q: What do a literary critic and a pollinator biologist have in common? A: We both write for a living. Writing is so ever-present and so foundational

Lights, Camera, Action! Tips for Video Interviews

By Allison Tolbert
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Finalist Interview Week has officially begun! Typically, this week would be full of in-person interviews, trying to figure out the Metro, and falling into bed at 9 pm