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Jan/Feb 2016 Fellowship Focus

Designing a Revolution to Bring Healthcare Tech within Reach

Product design can have a tremendous impact on a person's life. Steve Jobs knew that in bringing high quality, obsessively designed, affordable computers to the mass market. Design engineer Krista Donaldson knows that too. Read More


Asbestos in America

With a long history of regulation, the dangers of asbestos are well known. It remains a hot topic as anthropologist and attorney Jen Wagner has come to know while serving in the office of Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). Read More 


Sci on the Fly Spotlight

Gillian Bowser and Marit Wilkerson explore issues around COP21 (21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) on the fellow-run Sci on the Fly blog. Read More


Alumni Corner

Alumni are integral to the STPF program in myriad ways that benefit both fellows and the program. From application readers to the Alumni Engagement Advisory Committee, there is a lot going on. Read More 



David Szymanski (2008-2009 Congressional Fellow sponsored by the Geological Society of America) has become director of the Bentley University Valence Center for Arts & Sciences Center where he engages students in research for nonpartisan policy development on energy, climate, and natural resources issues.

Vaughan Turekian (2002-04 Executive Branch Fellow at the State Department), former AAAS Chief International Officer, is now Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. He is in charge of integrating scientific expertise into diplomatic efforts, drawing on his background in policy and environmental sciences.

Dorit Zuk (2007-08 Executive Branch Fellow at NIH) will direct the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) Genetics and Developmental Biology Division. She is excited to further the understanding of cellular/molecular mechanisms that underlie inheritance, gene expression, and development.