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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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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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STPF Affinity Group: Biofuels

Actively engaging and addressing pressing issues in the renewable biofuel science and policy.
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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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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: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Creating a nurturing environment where the talents and differences of all individuals are respected and valued to ensure that everyone may achieve their personal and professional goals.
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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 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 canÕt 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: 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: Social Science

Fellows who are applying social science research in their host office to exchange knowledge, resources, and ideas.
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