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Sci on the Fly

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By Melinda Gormley  |  June 11, 2016

We are currently living through an era of social media and online publications in which scientists, engineers, and other experts have found a vehicle for presenting their research and opinions.

By Jessica Rosenberg, Louise R. Howe, Barbara Natalizio, Reba Bandyopadhyay, and Melinda Gormley  |  June 10, 2016

Many AAAS S&T policy fellows will take faculty and administrative positions at academic institutions at some point after their fellowship.

Rhema Bjorkland, Diana Weber, Anne Dix, Kevin Green, Gerardo Ceballos
By Pamela Collins, Marit Wilkerson, Diana Weber  |  May 26, 2016

On May 12, the Biodiversity Affinity Group of the S&T Policy Fellowship (STPF) hosted its flagship event of the spring, "Sparking a Conservation Renaissance: Emerging Paradigms in Conser
Wheat field in Mississippi
By Genevieve K. Croft  |  May 19, 2016

In the United States, knowingly or not, we all consume genetically engineered (GE) foods.

By Sci on the Fly Editors  |  May 19, 2016

In this episode, six current AAAS S&T fellows discuss the variation of scientific methods across disciplines, the diversity of research questions that science can answer, and the importance of a more heterogeneous approach to understanding the scientific method.

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