The Department of Defense (DoD) shares a symbiotic relationship with the U.S. research ecosystem -- one that has generated tremendous breakthroughs for national security and economic prosperity. However, many people assume defense research is all tanks, ships and planes.
Many AAAS S&T policy fellows will take faculty and administrative positions at academic institutions at some point after their fellowship. The Fellows over F_ _ty (FoF) and the Higher Education and Research Administration (HERA) affinity groups co-hosted a session on May 3, 2016 at AAAS to explore how the fellowship might inform and enrich fellows’ subsequent careers in an academic setting. This event provided an opportunity to get ideas and input from peers, forge collaborations for partnerships, and interact with a network of people who are considering similar paths.