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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.

    Beyond Carbon Neutral: Samuel Goodman, Part 2

    Beyond Carbon Neutral: Samuel Goodman, Part 2

    Dr. Samuel M. Goodman is the author of Beyond Carbon Neutral: How We Fix the Climate Crisis Now. In the second part of this two-part episode, he talks about the history of the toxic element lead as a public health issue, and the similarities with the problem of climate change. He also discusses how fossil fuel jobs could transition as we become carbon neutral, as well as what individuals can do to help combat climate change.

    • 27 min
    Beyond Carbon Neutral: Samuel Goodman, Part 1

    Beyond Carbon Neutral: Samuel Goodman, Part 1

    Dr. Samuel Goodman is the author of Beyond Carbon Neutral: How We Fix the Climate Crisis Now. He was a AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at the US Department of Defense. He is currently an international trade analyst with the US International Trade Commission. In the first part of this two-part episode, Goodman talks about energy sector solutions to solving the climate crisis and why better policy rather than new technology is the approach we need to take to reduce carbon emissions.

    • 31 min
    PODCAST | Genes, germs and science communication – with guest Dr Bill Sullivan

    PODCAST | Genes, germs and science communication – with guest Dr Bill Sullivan

    The guest in this episode is Dr Bill Sullivan, the author of "Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are" (2019, National Geographic Books). Sullivan is a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, where he studies genetics and microbiology. Dr Sullivan talks about his work from parasites to genetics, his new book, and about the importance of science communication.

    • 22 min
    Affordable clean energy – with guest former Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons

    Affordable clean energy – with guest former Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons

    In this episode, Mr. Daniel Simmons, Principal of Simmons Energy & Environmental Strategy and former Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from 2019 to 2021, speaks to his experience as a political appointee within the DOE; advocating for affordable reliable clean energy; balancing leadership and family; and the importance AAAS Science & Technology Policy fellows supporting critical DOE missions.

    • 31 min
    Bringing Home Americans Stranded Abroad due to COVID-19

    Bringing Home Americans Stranded Abroad due to COVID-19

    Dr. Ambika Bumb is a Science and Technology Policy Fellow working in the Crisis Management and Strategy Office at the U.S. Department of State. Within this office, she was part of several tasks forces that played major roles during the coronavirus pandemic, including the Repatriation Task Force that brought home American citizens stranded abroad during the early months of the pandemic.

    • 36 min
    A New Way to Fund Science with Meaningful Impacts: Ibrahim Mohedas

    A New Way to Fund Science with Meaningful Impacts: Ibrahim Mohedas

    Ibrahim Mohedas earned his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. His doctoral research, supported through a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, focused on the use of ethnographic techniques during the design of medical devices for low- and middle-income countries, collecting data in healthcare settings in Ethiopia, Ghana and Rwanda. Dr. Ibrahim is currently a AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the Office of the Convergence Accelerator at the National Science Foundation.

    • 27 min

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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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