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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: 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: 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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STPF Affinity Group: Energy/Climate

A network of science and engineering leaders with an interest in energy and climate issues.
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STPF Affinity Group: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Learn about skills/experiences related to managing and scaling enterprises.
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STPF Affinity Group: Mentoring

Connecting STPF fellows with volunteer mentors in scientific and policy fields to enhance professional and personal development.
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STPF Affinity Group: NeuroPolicy

Learning about the intersection of neuroscience with policy, law, ethics, media, and society.
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STPF Affinity Group: Science Diplomacy

Explores how science and technology cooperation can be used as a tool for diplomacy both between governments and between non-state actors.
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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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