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STPF groups are formed and managed by current and alumni fellows. They provide a forum to meet and discuss issues related to areas of targeted interest, including various areas of science, policy, and other topical issues. Affinity group activities range from presentations and discussions with expert guest speakers, to monthly meetings and gatherings over coffee, workshops, full day symposia, and multi-day conferences. Social groups do not necessarily reflect the views of AAAS, its Council, Board of Directors, officers, or members. Social groups are available as a public service, but this does not constitute endorsement by AAAS.
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STPF Affinity Group: Fellows over F_ _ty (FoF)

Provides support, resources and peer-mentoring both for current and incoming mid-senior career fellows.

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STPF Affinity Group: Global Health

Discuss current topics in global health; learn about important actors; and understand the role of inter-agency collaboration in addressing global health challenges.
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STPF Affinity Group: R Users Group

Sharing knowledge about the statistical programming language R and its use in the federal government.

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STPF Affinity Group: Electoral Reform

Using science and data-driven policy to analyze voting systems and electoral reforms in US elections.

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STPF Affinity Group: U.S. Healthcare Policy

The U.S. Healthcare Policy Affinity Group looks at foundational issues, hot topics, and careers in U.S. healthcare policy with a focus on biomedical and technological advancements.

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STPF Affinity Group: STEAM Team

The AAAS Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Team aims to enhance the development of fellows and their communities by encouraging a multi-directional exchange of values and ideas between fellows, the general population, and groups traditionally underrepresented in STEAM. To accomplish this task, the AAAS STEAM Team fellows have established three primary tenets: mentoring at K-12 schools, catalyzing diversity and inclusion with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and improving the communication and community engagement skills of participating fellows. The ultimate goal of the AAAS STEAM Team is to enable fellows, the general population, and groups traditionally underrepresented in STEAM to participate and feel a sense of belonging in the narrative and process of science.

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STPF Affinity Group: Advanced Manufacturing

 This group shares and advances knowledge and passion for advanced manufacturing and sustainability in the U.S. and develops a network of advocates.

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STPF Affinity Group: Data for Good

This group explores what scientists, thought leaders, and policy makers can do to promote societal good in the age of artificial intelligence.

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STPF Affinity Group: AgriNuts

Focus on domestic and international agriculture issues and ensuring proper access to nutrition.
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STPF Affinity Group: Biodiversity

Fosters networking opportunities and promotes professional development and outreach within the conservation community.
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