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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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