July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
US/Eastern timezone

The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program

Jul 30, 2019, 4:00 PM
Shillman 215 (Northeastern University)

Shillman 215

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Education & Outreach Education & Outreach


Andrea Peterson


The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program provides opportunities for PhD scientists to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges. In this talk, I will discuss my experience as a AAAS Fellow in the Office of High Energy Physics at the Department of Energy.

During my two-year placement, I worked on a variety of projects: working with members of the particle physics community to prepare for annual visits to the Hill, writing and editing science articles for the general public, supporting the development of a new interdisciplinary HEP program in quantum information science, and promoting an interagency effort to advance high performance computing capabilities for cancer research. I will also discuss the role of scientists in the policymaking process more broadly, and highlight opportunities for aspiring fellows and others interested in increasing their engagement with policymakers and the public.

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Andrea Peterson

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