Rolling out our second interview from the Future of Research Symposium, we chatted with Dr. Adam Fagen, Director of the Early Career Scientist Segment at AAAS. Trained as a molecular biologist, Adam left the Ivory Tower for the world of science policy. Before assuming his current position, he was the Executive Director of the Genetics Society of America. Adam is now reaching out to the early career community, working towards the association’s goal to engage, as well as provide additional training for their younger members. If talking about outreach and training wasn’t cool enough, we also delve a bit into the meaning of being a ‘Scientist,’ as well as infrastructure reform.
Here are some of the links and references mentioned during the show:
- This is our second interview from the Future of Science Boston symposium. Interested in becoming involved? Check out our hosts, the Future of Research (FoR) and Academics for the Future of Science (AFS) to learn more about what they’re doing to change the future of science
- If you’re a AAAS member, you should be able to access Trellis, their new communication and collaboration platform
- To learn more about how AAAS is looking to engage their members, check out our last interview with CEO Dr. Rush Holt on what they don’t teach you in graduate school
This episode was recorded on September 16, 2016 at MIT during the Advocating for Science Symposium. Special thanks to Visager for music and to the Future of Research and the Academics for the Future of Science for making this interview possible.