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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: 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: 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 Social Group: Fellow Gamers

Do you like board games? Maybe you do, but you sometimes have a hard time finding a third person so you can fight for control of the island of Catan. Or, you can't seem to find other people willing to spend all afternoon fighting an otherworldly, Lovecraftian nightmare. Perhaps you just want to bankrupt your friends and colleagues at Boardwalk and Park Place. If any of those things sound like a great way to spend time, join the Fellow Gamers Social Group!

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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: AgriNuts

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

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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: 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: Scientists with Improv Skills (SWIS)

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

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