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2016 Robert C. Barnard Environmental Lecture

Returning Science to its Rightful Place

The Honorable Dr. Jane Lubchenco
October 26, 2016

Fellows Look Back and Ahead at Year-End Summit

Fellows Look Back and Ahead at Year-End Summit

The 2015-16 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF) marked the end of their tenures at the annual year-end summit with some looking back at the past year, as well as listening to advice and
Initiative to Boost Robotics Turns Five

Initiative to Boost Robotics Turns Five

The National Robotics Initiative (NRI) was launched to spur the development and use of robots that work beside or cooperatively with people. Neuroscientist and 2015-17 Executive Branch Fellow at the
Ramon Barthelemy describes the experiences faced by LGBT physicists for the AAAS Colloquium Series on 28 June. | Carla Schaffer/AAAS

Physicists Take On Work and Classroom Culture for LGBT Scientists

Sixteen percent of physicists between the ages of 18 and 26 identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, and many have experienced or observed harassment on campus or in the workplace
“I’m going to Disney World!”

“I’m going to Disney World!”

When asked what her plans were after retiring from 13 years of service with the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships program, Sage Russell liked to say that she was going to Disney World (which she will do in
Featured Fellows

Alice Chen, 2008-2010 Executive Branch Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has moved from a position as a senior scientist in a regulatory law firm in Washington to a senior manager of product stewardship and regulatory role at DuPont Industrial Biosciences in Palo Alto, CA. She said her fellowship provided her with a valuable understanding of how to operate effectively in a large organization.


As Associate Director, Cardiovascular Disease Initiative at Broad Institute, Brian Daniels, 2011-12 Executive Branch Fellow at the Department of Defense, manages strategic alliances with the pharmaceutical industry. "The experience I gained as a fellow has been invaluable, with respect to managing large programs and aligning stakeholders," he said.


Judith M. Glassgold is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Health and Wellbeing of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Policy, Princeton U. Previously associate executive director at the American Psychological Association, she teaches and researches mental health policy and health disparities. She was a 2009-2010 Congressional Fellow sponsored by APA.