Scientists and engineers often use their AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships to expand their expertise and make a pivot in their career path. Two STPF fellows found that in addition to those benefits, they grew to appreciate federal agencies’ capacity to create change.
The initiative will engage AAAS members as advocates for the inclusion of scientific evidence in public policy discussions at state and local levels in the United States. First issue on the docket: climate change. Read more...
By Kathleen O'Neil
The AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program responds to the demand for highly qualified science and engineering experts from all three branches of federal government. What some people may not know is that the program is a cooperative initiative of many scientific and engineering societies. This year, 37 of the 271 fellows comprising the 2018-19 fellowship class are sponsored by one of these partner societies.
While the policy fellowships program is more than four decades old, STPF has been sending scientists to share their expertise with the U.S. judiciary for only four years. Learn about experiences of Shubha Ghosh, Mamadi Corra, Pate Skene and Andrea Gaede. Read more…
This fall, STPF anticipates welcoming three additional fellows jointly sponsored by a collective of new partner societies. These fellows will have experience in areas including causal inference and machine learning to help meet a rising demand for data science expertise in the government.
By Kathleen O’Neil
By Andrea Korte
This fall, the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program is sending 271 scientists and engineers to work for a year in the federal government. The program’s goal of contributing scientific expertise to federal policy is timelier than ever, its organizers say.