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  AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship Program - An Introduction

Date:   Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Time:   12:00 -1:00 PM (Presentation and Q&A)
1:00-1:30 PM (Informal reception)

Location:   Clark Center Auditorum

Sponsor:   School of Medicine Career Center (SoMCC)

Event details:  

 Since 1973, nearly 2,000 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows have bridged the divide between science and public policy, gaining significant knowledge about the federal government system while advancing their careers and helping promote science in the U.S. and around the globe. Year-long opportunities are available in approximately 30 congressional offices and nearly 15 federal agencies in Washington, DC.

Several former Fellows will present information on available opportunities, qualifications, the application process, and how the program can enhance your career. Graduate students, alumni and faculty from all fields of science, engineering and medicine are welcome to attend.

Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree (DVM, MD, etc.) in any physical, biological, medical/health, or social/behavioral science, any field of engineering, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. A master's degree in any engineering field plus 3 years of post-MS degree professional experience also qualifies. All degree requirements must be completed by the application deadline, 15 December 2008. Federal employees are not eligible and U.S. citizenship is required. For more information, see:

About the Speakers:

Ellen Natesan, Ph.D. is a biologist in the Natural Resources Division of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). She focuses on integrating science into SFPUC's biological monitoring and environmental analyses associated with utility operations.  She was a 2003-05 AAAS Risk Policy Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the National Center for Environmental Assessment. In this role she served as the U.S. delegate to several international conventions on biological diversity, participated in an inter-agency working group on earth observations, and contributed to the EPA’s Report on the Environment.  Ellen held positions with Texas A&M University’s Department of Biology and U.C. Berkeley’s Department of Integrative Biology.  She holds a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University and a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.

Jon Kaye, Ph.D. is a program officer with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Marine Microbiology Initiative. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jon was a 2005-06 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. There he developed research and policy strategies aimed at mitigating the risks and consequences of naturally occurring or intentionally introduced human, animal, and plant diseases.

By training Jon is a marine microbial ecologist. He spent seven months at sea investigating deep-sea hydrothermal vent communities in the North and South Pacific oceans. He has also helped the American Museum of Natural History and the PBS television program NOVA with projects related to hydrothermal vents.

Jon earned a B.S. in Geology–Biology at Brown University and a Ph.D. in Oceanography at the University of Washington. After graduate school, he was a post-doctoral researcher in the Microbiology Department at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

Free and open to Stanford ID holders.
Additional information and/or registration:   RSVP required. Space is limited, register online

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