30 March 2021

Free Webinar: Careers in Science Policy Panel Discussion

Diane Frendak American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Interested in science policy? Curious about the intersection of science and government, and how scientific discoveries and insight help inform policy (and vice versa)? In this panel discussion, we will explore the diversity of careers you can pursue at the nexus of science and policy. Hear from astronomers who chose to follow their interests in science policy towards opportunities in associations, government, and industry. Learn about the different options and opportunities, required skills, and how to position yourself for success in this exciting and intellectually challenging profession. Moreover, discover the pathways towards this career, including science and technology policy fellowships with the AAS and AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)!

Please join Alaina G. Levine, President, Quantum Success Solutions, for a conversation with our panelists.

Panelists:
Bethany Johns, Director of Research Policy, Assn of Public & Land-Grant Universities
Jennifer H. S. Weston, Astronomer with Federated IT and Contractor, US Naval Observatory
Ashlee Wilkins, Professional Staff, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

When:
2:00 pm ET, Wednesday, 7 April

This webinar is free to AAS members, but space is limited and registration is required.

Register for the Webinar

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Alaina G. Levine

Alaina G. Levine is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker, and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named one of the Top 5 Books of 2015 by Physics Today. As President of Quantum Success Solutions, she is a prolific speaker and writer on career development and professional advancement for scientists and engineers. She has delivered over 700 speeches for clients in the US, EU, Mexico, Canada, Africa, and Asia, and has written over 400 articles in publications such as Nature, Science, Scientific American, National Geographic News Watch, and Smithsonian. She has served as a career columnist for Physics Today and currently writes “Your Unicorn Career”, a career column for Science/ScienceCareers. Levine authored two online courses for Oxford University Press on career development and entrepreneurship, and is a consultant, speaker, and writer for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. She holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and anthropology with a certificate in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Arizona. She is a regular speaker for the AAS.

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