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STPF Story Collider and Resource Fair

October 11, 2017

For 45 years, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) has worked with federal agencies and sponsoring scientific societies to provide opportunities to accomplished scientists and engineers to contribute to evidence-based policymaking, here and abroad. The success of the STPF program lies in these long-standing partnerships as well as the experiences of the 3,000+ fellows who are the lifeblood of the program. These are the stories of the people who live each day at the intersection of science and policy.

The Story Collider
The Story Collider hosts dozens of live shows all over the country based on the simple premise that if science helps shape all of our lives, then everyone has science stories to tell. This show celebrated the unique experiences of STPF fellows. With no slides and no notes, five fellows took the stage to spin a ten-minute true tale from their lives. Personal accounts of the deeply human side of science research, training and policy were shared.

The Science Policy Resource Fair
Along with storytelling, the evening featured a science policy open house and networking reception with representatives from AAAS programs, partner scientific societies, science policy agencies and other organizations.