We're highlighting 40 S&T Policy Fellows, one from each class of the first four decades, to give you a snapshot of who we are as a program. Click here to view the 40 featured fellows, a small sample of the 2,800 scientists, and engineers who have made this program what it is today.

We welcome your nominations for Fellows to spotlight based on the selection criteria. We look forward to hearing about the ongoing efforts and accomplishments of the S&T Policy Fellows!



1973 - 2013

40 Years ago... The U.S. pulled out of Vietnam. It was the advent of genetic engineering technology. Abortion was legalized in the United States. The insulin pump was patented. The first personal computer and the Ethernet were launched.

In 1973 this program was in a partnership of four scientific and engineering societies; we embarked on a mission to help improve policy with scientific and technical input, and launched the Congressional Science & Engineering Fellowships®. Seven fellows accepted the challenge and entered into service to Members of Congress and congressional committees.

In 2013, we are known as the Science & Technology Policy Fellowships® and are considered a national and international model of civic engagement for scientists and engineers. At 40, the program is thriving with annual classes of more than 250 fellows in both the legislative and executive branches. See our interactive timeline of milestones.

As we move into our fifth decade, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with partner societies, hosting federal agencies and Congressional offices, and the many other stakeholders who are critical to helping achieve our mission.



Selection Criteria

Selection Criteria

The featured S&T Policy Fellows have been selected from more than 2,800 alumni. The selection criteria include:

  • Individuals who made significant contributions during their fellowship and continue to engage with policy in their careers
  • Diversity of backgrounds, disciplines, fellowship assignments, and current employment sectors
  • Exemplary dedication to applying science to serve society
  • Creative, innovative, and collaborative problem solvers addressing challenges at local, state, national or international levels
  • Uncommon ambassadors for the role of science and technology to support policy

We welcome nominations for fellows to represent the remaining classes to be profiled.