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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: Science, Technology & National Security

Discusses issues at the intersection of science & national security.
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STPF Affinity Group: Science, Technology, and Art (STArt)

Discussions of the relationships and connections of art and science, the exploration of those ideas through speakers, events and activities, and the use of art in science communication.
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STPF Affinity Group: Scientists with Improv Skills (SWIS)

Teaches scientists improvisational comedy skills to improve their ability to communicate with diverse stakeholder groups.

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STPF Affinity Group: Water

The Water Affinity group focuses on different aspects of water issues spanning from inland waters to the ocean, including, but not limited to: floodwater, aging drinking water infrastructure, emerging water pollutants (e.g. PFOS and plastics), groundwater extraction, and harmful algal blooms. Water related issues intersect other topical areas such as natural hazards, food security, climate change, environmental justice and energy. So whether you are a water enthusiast or want to explore how water connects to other issues of interest, this group is for you!

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STPF Affinity Group: Science and Technology Studies (STS)

Science and Technology Studies (STS) looks to enrich our understanding of science policy and communication of the complexity of the place of science in society. This is a theoretical and applied field that explores the coproduction of science, technology, and society. STS views all scientific knowledge as socially embedded, and considers technologies in their social, political, and material context.

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STPF Affinity Group: Social Science

Fellows who are applying social science research in their host office to exchange knowledge, resources, and ideas.
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STPF Affinity Group: STEM CORE

STEM CORE (STEM Change through Outreach, Research, and Equity)

Connecting fellows with a range of opportunities to engage in impact-driven STEM outreach, with a specific focus on addressing stereotypes in STEM, culturally-relevant pedagogy, and best practices for broadening participation.

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STPF Affinity Group: Gathering of Scholars and Doers (GSD)

GSD is for Fellows who want a space to work alongside and with their fellow Fellows. Are you still working on academic papers, or starting a business or not-for-profit, or need some extended work time for projects going on within your Fellowship? Would you benefit from the motivation of an environment where we're all working on something or toward something, with the potential for peer feedback and collaboration, and periodic short discussions on post-Fellowship goals? Come join us and get stuff done!!

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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: AgriNuts

Focus on domestic and international agriculture issues and ensuring proper access to nutrition.
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