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A production of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows, the Sci on the Fly podcast helps explain and illuminate the best stories shaping the world of science policy.

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A production of the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows, the Sci on the Fly podcast helps explain and illuminate the best stories shaping the world of science policy.

    “Making the Connection Between COVID-19 and One Health"

    “Making the Connection Between COVID-19 and One Health"

    Understanding the science of viral transmission and pandemics is now critical, especially for younger generations. In this episode, Dr. Deborah Thomson discusses how the One Health framework provides a holistic understanding of the coronavirus SARS CoV-2 and its related disease COVID-19. She also discusses how One Health informed her work as a veterinarian and how she now uses it to teach students around the world about COVID-19. You can find more information about Dr. Thomson’s educational efforts at www.onehealthlessons.com. 

    • 28 min
    Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

    Understanding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

    Hundreds of thousands of people across the world have developed coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, a respiratory syndrome caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2. In this episode, STPF fellow Dr. Vince Tedjasaputra provides some important facts about the virus and the disease. Much of the information comes from a document called “How to fight the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and its disease COVID-19” by Dr. Michael Z. Lin, a biochemist at Stanford School of Medicine’s Department of Neurobiology. Dr. Lin’s document lists basic facts about the coronavirus, its rate of infection, who is most at risk, and what we can do now to slow the spread of the virus. Dr. Tedjasaputra also provides personal tips on how to manage stress during this time.
     
    This podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of AAAS, its Council, Board of Directors, officers, or members. AAAS is not responsible for the accuracy of this material. AAAS has made this material available as a public service, but this does not constitute endorsement by the association.

    • 8 min
    The Path Toward Energy Efficient Homes: A Conversation with Sam Rashkin of the Department of Energy

    The Path Toward Energy Efficient Homes: A Conversation with Sam Rashkin of the Department of Energy

    In this episode of the Sci on the Fly podcast, Terrence Mosley, an engineer and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy, speaks to Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect within the Building Technologies Office at DOE. Mr. Rashkin has been a long-time advocate for energy efficiency, sustainability, and resilience within the housing industry. He created the Zero Energy Ready Home program, received the prestigious Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership, and is the author of “Retooling the U.S. Housing Industry: How It Got Here, Why It’s Broken, and How to Fix It.” In this interview, Mr. Rashkin discusses the DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes program, his strategies for transforming the new homebuyer consumer experience, and the need for ultimately disrupting the housing industry.
    This podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of AAAS, its Council, Board of Directors, officers, or members. AAAS is not responsible for the accuracy of this material. AAAS has made this material available as a public service, but this does not constitute endorsement by the association.

    • 37 min
    40@40 | Andrew S. Robertson

    40@40 | Andrew S. Robertson

    • 2 min
    40@40 | Steve Rhee

    40@40 | Steve Rhee

    • 2 min
    40@40 | John Ohab

    40@40 | John Ohab

    • 1 min

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Enjoyable, informative, and inspiring!

The work these fellows do varies so much from person to person! I love tuning in every month to hear a completely different story about how scientists are making US policy better, and to hear their stories about going from academe to government.

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