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Seven Steps to Successful Networking

By Ashley Pennington
Beer in hand, I roamed the NY Catalysis Society meeting, as I had done every month since the start of my graduate career. These precious 30 minutes, just before the dinner and talk, were for chatting

PODCAST | Black Holes in Fact and Fiction Featuring Dr. Joe Pesce

By Chris Parsons
This episode's guest, Joe Pesce, is the Program Director in the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Pesce is an astrophysicist with 30 years of experience and an

How to Use Art to Spark STEAM Conversations

By Bradley Lusk, Ryan Avery and Katelynn Milora
“Most people can understand stuff if it's explained in a way that… promotes their understanding… by directly engaging [them in] conversation with scientists [through art in a manner that eliminates

PODCAST | From the Distant Ocean Past to the Next Generation of Ocean Scientists

By Chris Parsons
Our guest on this episode is Dr. Terry Quinn, the Director of the Division of Ocean Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Dr. Quinn talks about his research on corals and

Tips for an Excellent Interview Week

By Aditi Gupta
Interview week for finalists of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) in the executive branch is an exhilarating (and sometimes exhausting) opportunity to find the federal office

Power in Brevity: Tips for STPF Applicants on the One-page Memo

By Ashley Pennington
I can write a 20-page book chapter, but can I write a one-page memo? I’ve kept my audience captive during a 30-minute scientific talk, but how do I brief a one-pager over Zoom to people from different