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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: 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 Social Group: Food Explorations of the DC Area

This group is simply an opportunity to get together with other fellows to enjoy the great food options in DC. We'll try to choose cuisines and restaurants for all diets and budgets, so all are welcome. Anticipated/proposed activities: Monthly or more frequent dinners across the area, proposed by attendees of the previous dinner

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STPF Social Group: Fellow Parents

This group seeks to serve Fellows that are current or future parents in ways that its members deem helpful. We want to ease the balance of work and family among AAAS Fellows. Some fellows may find it difficult to enjoy "happy hour" while missing her child's last waking hours. Others may have moved to DC from out of town and don't know where to find a pediatrician or a babysitter. The fact is that parents have special needs that, if unaddressed, limit our professional capacity and quality of life. Fellow Parents connects parents with each other to address these needs. Anticipated/proposed activities Networking events in kid-friendly venues. Sharing information on local children-related resources, such as parks or events. Assisting parents new to the area in creating a parenting support network. Disseminating information on STEM childhood education events of interest to the group's members.

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STPF Social Group: Fellows for Wellness

This social group aims to promote wellness, physical activity and work life balance in the lives of AAAS fellows. This group helps plan group wellness, exercise or nutrition activities adjacent to and beyond current fellow activities. It is also used to share tips on wellness, physical activity, and overall work life balance. The groups mission is to provide encouragement and support for AAAS fellows in achievement of their individual wellness, balance and overall health goals, regardless of their level of fitness.

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Policy, Advocacy and Engagement Discussions

To answer the call for a better forum for communication and networking around today's science advocacy efforts, this online group can be used to share ideas, actions, and collaboration.
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STPF Alumni Group: Minnesota

This group is for STPF alumni in Minnesota to connect with each other and share fellow updates, science policy events, news and more!
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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 Social Group: Namaste! Yoga Group

AAAS fellows who are also yoga teachers will provide monthly yoga classes to fellows living in the DMV. Classes cater to everyone ranging from beginners to advanced.
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AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) provide opportunities to outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about policymaking and contribute their knowledge and analytical skills in the policy realm. Representing a broad range of backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages, fellows serve in one-year assignments (September-August) in all three branches of government. Each year, the program adds to a growing corps over 3,000 strong of policy-savvy leaders working across academia, government, nonprofits, and industry to serve the nation and citizens around the world. Attracting significant interest from highly qualified professionals, STPF fellows are a powerful and coveted resource. Learn how to become a fellow:
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AAAS STPF Alumni Engagement Advisory Committee

Alumni Engagement Advisory Committee (AEAC), composed of STPF alumni from multiple classes, program areas, and disciplines, to spearhead STPF alumni engagement initiatives.
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