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Winter 2014, Fellowship Focus

Congressman Rush Holt, Alumnus Fellow, to Become CEO of AAAS

Rush Holt, Ph.D., retiring from the U.S. House of Representatives, has agreed to join AAAS as CEO and executive publisher of the Science family of journals. Holt has said that his STPF Fellowship was "life changing," serving as a springboard to Congress. Read More


More Healthcare Workers Urgently Needed to Fight Ebola

Convened by the fellows' Global Health Affinity Group, healthcare workers beamed in from Liberia and Sierra Leone and representatives of U.S. federal agencies shared ground-level experiences with combating and containing Ebola. Read More


The 2015-16 Class Begins to Take Shape

The recruiting and application processes happen year-round. Applications that were submitted by November 1 are currently in the second stage of review. Learn about the 2015-16 class hopefuls. Read More


Shaking Up the Maker Movement

Answering the President's call to "Educate to Innovate," Maker Ed was launched in 2012. Answering his own calling, Warren "Trey" Lathe has accepted the position of executive director of the organization. Read More


TED Gives a Boost to Global Vaccination App

Current fellow Catharine Young was selected as a TED fellow and invited to TEDGlobal 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to present an idea that may one day save a tremendous number of lives. Read More


DOE Taps Techpreneurs to Boost Solar's Competitiveness

Michael Contreras writes about the launch of SunShot Catalyst, an innovative DOE prize contest designed to support early-stage entrepreneurs solving solar's most pressing problems. Read More


Under the Influence

Emily Monosson wants the public to understand how chemicals impact the environment and evolution. Her new book discusses how antibiotics, pesticides, and herbicides exert powerful selective pressure on various organisms. Read More


Giving out Grades. Making the list.

Laura Pence returned to academia after her Congressional Fellowship. And what a return she made. Pence recently clinched #20 on MTV's "Top Professors in the Nation" list as a chemistry professor at the University of Hartford. Read More


Dirty Water: What to know, what to do

Each chapter of Judith Weis' new book, "Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know," explores the sources, effects, policies, and responses to various types of pollution. Read More


Expanding Fellowship Learning in New Zealand

As U.S. Delegate to the 31st General Assembly of the International Council of Science, Melody Brown Burkinsdescribes how her fellowship changed her career path from research to connecting scholarship to public policy. Read More