Free Webinar: Getting a Seat at the Table as a Materials Researcher: Tips on How to become a Science & Technology Policy FellowAugust 13, 2:00 pmREGISTER HERE
Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Boatman
Dr. Ticora Jones
Dr. Marcius Extavour
Description: Are you interested in the intersection of your work or research with policy? Would you like to contribute your scientific and technical expertise to impact policy? AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows (STPF) do just that. Each year more than 250 distinguished scientists and engineers like you become fellows and spend a year contributing to policy across the federal government. Fellows are scholars, faculty on sabbatical or leave, and researchers across sectors. They represent a broad range of disciplines including materials research, engineering, chemistry, physics, and more. Join us for a conversation with three materials researchers who spent a paid fellowship year in Washington.
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Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Boatman completed two host agency assignments while a AAAS Fellow, one joint between the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs and the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Assistant Director's Office at the National Science Foundation (2013-14), and the other in the Office of Science and Technology, National Institute of Justice, Department of Justice (2014-15). She returned to academia as an assistant professor of engineering, first supporting the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the launch of a new B.S. mechanical engineering program, then serving on a team of four faculty to build both a Department of Engineering and B.S. engineering program at Wake Forest University. She was most recently hired by Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota to lead the development of a new engineering physics program, beginning this fall. Following her AAAS Fellowship experience, Dr. Boatman has shifted her STEM education outreach efforts from direct outreach in classrooms toward capacity building work with educators in the area of physics and engineering in regional K-12 schools, and she has worked with colleagues to re-envision and overhaul the traditional pedagogical approaches used in undergraduate engineering programs to enhance the participation and retention of women and other underrepresented engineers.
Ticora Jones is currently the director of the Center for Development Research. She manages research and development programs for the agency that build bridges between development professionals and universities through a multidisciplinary lens on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Beginning in 2009, as an AAAS Diplomacy, Security, and Development Fellow, she helped manage the establishment of an agency-wide agenda for science and technology through policy and programming designed to elevate USAID's presence in this area. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Jones served as the 2008-2009 Materials Societies Congressional Fellow for Senator Russell D. Feingold (D-WI) where she worked on energy and environment issues. Before beginning her congressional fellowship, Dr. Jones conducted post-doctoral research focused on creating and characterizing nanoparticle/composite-based functional materials at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She earned a B.S. degree in materials science and engineering from MIT and a Ph.D. in polymer science and engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Marcius Extavour is a leader and expert working at the intersection of science, technology, and public policy. At XPRIZE he leads environment, energy, and climate work, including the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a global competition to recycle CO2 into valuable products. Before joining XPRIZE he was focused on technology and policy in clean energy as an independent consultant at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, in the Canadian electric power sector, and in academia. Dr. Extavour holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in quantum optics and atomic physics, and a BASc in engineering science from the University of Toronto. Outside of the office and the lab Dr. Extavour loves teaching, the intersection of art and science, and is active in engaging young and early-career scientists interested in careers outside of academia.
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For nearly half a century, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and partnering science and engineering societies have brought outstanding scientists and engineers to the US government. Through the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) program, they gain hands-on policy experience, develop new skills, and become part of an influential network of alumni committed to science and policy. Today, a cohort of 250 fellows bring their STEM expertise to the executive, legislative and judicial branches each year. The STPF mission is to connect science with policy and foster a network of science and engineering leaders who understand government and policymaking and are prepared to develop and execute solutions to address societal challenges.
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