The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows Event will feature a panel session with several recent AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows who will provide an overview of the science and technology policy landscape, describe the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship, and detail their own policy work advising members of US congress and federal agencies. The confirmed panelists include: Beth Cameron,Vice President of Global Biological Policy and Programs at Nuclear Threat Initiative; Chris Jones, Program Officer at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine; Tracee Gilbert, Owner and Operator of System Innovation, LLC; and Shawn Kimmel, Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton. The panel session will be moderated by Emily Douglas, WPI Social Sciences Policy Studies Professor and Department Head and recent AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. A lunch reception will follow. There will also be breakout sessions following the lunch reception for those interested in meeting in smaller groups with particular panelists.
The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship is an opportunity for PhDs (PhD graduates, postdocs, and faculty) to receive training in federal government science and technology policy advising and gain hands on experience providing science and technology policy advising to congress and various federal agencies. More information about this prestigious fellowship will be shared at the event.
Registration is required as space is limited.
March 29, 2019
11 AM - 12:30 PM Panel session, 12:30-1:30 PM lunch reception, 2-4 PM Meetings with Panelists (please contact organizers to schedule)
WPI Rubin Campus Center Odeum
This event has been co-organized by Rory Flinn, Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at WPI and Emily Douglas, WPI Social Sciences Policy Studies Professor and Department Head and recent AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow.