Career Workshop: Not Geoscience As Usual – Science Policy Fellowship Opportunities

16 December 2015, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Moscone South - Rooms 270-274

Ticketing Type:

Open To All

This workshop explores opportunities for scientists and engineers to contribute to the policy-making processes, the rewards of civic engagement, and transferable skills that can be developed and applied broadly to a successful career.

The session will examine opportunities to contribute leadership and innovation to effect and implement policies that serve society across the various sectors.  It underscores the influence of geophysical sciences and technology on the policy-making process and the impacts of policy-making on the geosciences and technology enterprise; and provides strategies and resources to learn more about and engage in policy across career stages.

Using the model of the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the panel of scientists and engineers will share experiences, insights, and lessons learned about developing skills and applying science to enhance policy at the state, federal and international levels.


  • Moderator: Olga Francois, Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, American Association for the Advancement Science
  • Fellows:  Timia Crisp McClain, PhD, 2015-16 AGU Congressional Fellow; Morris Cohen, PhD, 2012-13 Executive Branch Fellow, National Science Foundation; Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology