Clean energy innovation needs to be accelerated and the suite of potential breakthrough technologies expanded to slow the pace of global warming, said Joseph Hezir during a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
When Raleigh Martin, 2017-19 Executive Branch Fellow, visited the rugged landscape of California’s Owens Valley as a college freshman, it sparked his interest in learning about the processes that shape the Earth’s surface. Years later, Martin studied the movement of sediment in rivers and how atmospheric conditions affect the wind’s movement of sand and dust.
In 2020, millions of Americans will cast votes in local, state, and federal elections. Voters no longer use outdated processes to cast ballots by pulling a mechanical lever or punching holes in a card, according to the Verified Voting Foundation. Instead, computers record or tally nearly every vote cast in the United States.
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Ali Nouri, 2008-09 AAAS Congressional S&E Fellow
Science policy while waiting for winds to calm (featuring STPF alumnus fellow Joel Baumgart). YouTube. 05/01/2019.
The annual AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop has grown to keep pace with rising interest in policymaking. STPF fellow Drew Story says he got his start in policy by attending a AAAS annual meeting which led to his participation at a past CASE workshop. Read more.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF) with training in economics say they can bring an important and different point of view that helps policymakers make better decisions. While social scientists are a minority among the fellows, they are in demand.
It’s been a good season for policy fellowships. While AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) operate at the federal level, there are a handful of fellowship programs that operate at other levels of government, and also abroad. California, Massachusetts and Connecticut have programs in place to bring scientists to government and five Southeast Asian nations launched the ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship.