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Mid-career Policy Fellows Jumpstart Careers in Industry

Mid-career Policy Fellows Jumpstart Careers in Industry

After 12 years of commercializing a technology she developed during her Ph.D. research in electrical and computer engineering, Kavita Ravi , 2011-13 Executive Branch Fellow at the Department of Energy
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Nature Provides Valuable Services That Benefit All, Experts Say

Read what experts from government, nonprofit organizations and academia said about the role played by the natural forces of ecosystems in protecting adjacent lands and local communities. The day-long
In Memoriam: Diane Adams

In Memoriam: Diane Adams

The STPF family is deeply saddened by the passing on June 22 of oceanographer and developmental ecologist Diane Adams , 2012-13 Executive Branch Fellow at the Agency for International Development. As
Highlights from Sci on the Fly: July 2017

Highlights from Sci on the Fly: July 2017

Foodwaste, from Flickr In this edition: Changes to NIH funding policy aim to be more equitable, encountering objections; a new post on the Feedback miniseries discusses the pros and cons of rating
Featured Fellows

Austin Brown, 2008-10 Executive Branch Fellow at USAID, is heading to California to start his new position as executive director of the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy. He will engage with policymakers and researchers to improve the links between science, credible analysis and decision making.


Katherine Himes, 2011-13 DSD Fellow at USAID, wrote an article that was published by The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). The article is on the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Science program, an initiative of USAID and NSF that addresses global development challenges through collaborative research partnerships.  PEER directly funds local investigators who are working with U.S. scientists also getting U.S. federal funding. Click here to read the article.


2011-12 AMS Legislative Branch Fellow Richard Yamada is the new deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Research and Development at the Environmental Protection Agency. In his role, Richard will advise Administrator Pruitt and EPA leadership on science, research and development issues.