Sci on the Fly
By AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows
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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.
||CleanNeuroethical Perspectives on Cognitive Enhancement||Advances in drug development and neurotechnology over the last century have noticeably increased our ability to target cognitive-behavioral networks and help those with physical disabilities. These and future advances could potentially provide a...||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAAAS 2018 Live: Linguistic Patterns in Human Development||Bradley Cooke, a neuroscientist and current AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, speaks with Benjamin Munson, professor of speech and hearing science at the University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts....||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarnessing the Data Revolution for Food, Energy and Water Systems||Ryan Locicero, environmental engineer and AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, speaks with Ranveer Chandra at the Microsoft Research Lab. As a principal researcher, Chandra leads an Incubation on...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAAAS 2018 Live: Empowering Communities through Science||In this episode Dr. Holly Summers, a plant biologist and current AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Agriculture speaks further with Dr. Mónica Feliú-Mójer. Dr. Feliú-Mójer is a neurobiologist by training and...||7/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Sustainable Energy Future||Dr. Zack Valdez, a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee with a background in engineering and geoscience, interviews Ortwinn Renn. Professor Renn is scientific director at the Institute...||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAAAS 2018 Live: Neuroscience of memory and exceptional abilities||In this episode Richard Lewis, news officer at the University of Iowa, speaks with Dr. Ted Abel, Professor at the University of Iowa and Director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. As a trained biochemist and molecular biologist, the work in Dr....||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAAAS 2018 Live: From Bench to Policymaking||In this episode Carlos Faraco, a neuroscientist and current AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow (STPF) at the National Institute of Justice, speaks with Frances Colón, CEO of Jasperi Consulting, former Deputy Science Advisor at the Department...||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAAAS 2018 Live: Starting a Career in Science Communication||In this episode Dr. Allyson Kennedy, a developmental biologist and current AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation, speaks with Monica Feliu-Mojer. Dr. Feliu-Mojer is a neurobiologist and director of...||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAAAS 2018 Live: Dr. Nalini Nadkarni on Ecology, Launching a Clothing Line and More||In this episode Dr. Holly Summers, a plant biologist and current AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the US Department of Agriculture, speaks with Dr. Nalini Nadkarni, an ecologist at the University of Utah. Dr. Nadkarni begins with...||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAAAS 2018 Live: Dr. Don Cleveland on Designer DNA Drugs||Drug-based gene silencing therapies||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe science of human security, Part 2||Social science concepts in violent extremism||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Science of Human Security||Violent extremism and building resilient communitiies||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReality at the smallest scale: What is quantum physics and why should you care?||“Quantum physics” is often viewed in popular culture as being entirely incomprehensible. STPF fellows Eric Breckenfeld and Jonathan Trinastic speak with three physicists from government, academia and industry to discuss the phenomena studied in...||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Food Waste and Wasted Food to Resource Recovery||Americans waste 40% of their food. How did we become so wasteful and what can we do about it? Dr. Ariela Zycherman is joined by Dr. Irina Feygina of Climate Central, Jason Turgeon of the Environmental Protection Agency, and Maria Rose Belding and...||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScientists are People Too, Episode 1||This is the first episode of a new series called “Scientists are People Too.” Each episode we will ask scientist questions related to their work and their daily lives. In this episode we ask scientists “What is the biggest mistake you have made...||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat makes a data scientist?||Data Scientist is listed as the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” by the Harvard Business Review, but what is data science and what do Data Scientists do? Dr. Claire Schulkey investigated the question at International Data Week speaking with Amy...||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSome people don’t care about them while others don’t trust them: so what are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)?||AAAS Fellow, Dr. Sesquile Ramon, dives into a discussion of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and why some people love them, some don’t trust them and some don’t care as long as they taste good. Drs. Daniel Hicks, Ariela Zycherman...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSTDs, HIV, Mosquitos, and Zika||Concluding our exploration of the Zika virus, this podcast examines different strategies and polices learned from other infectious diseases to address a potential Zika epidemic. Drs. Beth Linas, Claire Schulkey and Shobhana Gupta interview three...||10/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill the Olympics Spread Zika?||Do you know where and when Zika virus emerged? With the arrival of the 31st Olympiad in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, the location thought to be the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in the Americas, this podcast examines the origins of Zika as well as the...||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Scientific Method: What does it mean to you?||Our first Sci on the Fly Podcast: “The Scientific Method: What does it mean to you?” involves a discussion on the scientific method. In its most general sense the scientific method is simply a form of asking and answering research questions. Yet...||5/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
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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