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Jennifer Poulakidas
APLU's Poulakidas Named AAAS Fellow
Jennifer T. Poulakidas
Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
Jennifer Poulakidas, APLU's Vice President for Congressional and Governmental Affairs, was elected an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow. The lifetime honors individuals for extraordinary achievements in advancing science. 
APLU's Jyotishi Speaks on Policy Engagement During National Science Policy Network Workshop
Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi gave a presentation during a workshop organized by the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) and hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science regarding leveraging the Journal of Science Policy & Governance as a vehicle to engage university student organizations in science, technology and policy debate. Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer-review publication dedicated to empowering university students, post-docs and early-career trainees in policy debate. The presentation recording will be available on the NSPN website later this fall.

Rovito Presents on Best Practices Scientific Integrity Webinar
Sarah Rovito
Assistant Director, Research Policy

APLU's Sarah Rovito presented on scientific integrity principles and best practices in a September 20 webinar sponsored by the Scientific Integrity Consortium.

APLU's Anderson Presented at HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on Legacy, Duality & Prosperity: HBCUs Today
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success

Eugene Anderson, APLU's Vice President for Access and Success, presented at Delaware State University’s 2018 HBCU Philanthropy Symposium on legacy, duality and prosperity at HBCUs. He described the importance of HBCU contribution, navigating shifting enrollments, competing with new providers and innovating on campus to prepare for innovating off-campus.

APLU's Anderson Leads Discussion at UNCF Career Pathways Initiative Annual Convening
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success

Eugene Anderson, APLU's Vice President for Access and Success served as a collaborative accelerator for UNCF CPI convening sessions. He was tasked to push the level of sharing and dialogue to ensure that institutional participants fully engage. Industry experts and HBCU faculty, staff and executive leaders discussed and shared knowledge on technology-driven best practices. He also sat on a panel for the collaborative fishbowl session where he explained the most stimulating topics discussed during the conference and action items for the future.

APLU's Jyotishi Featured by Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition
Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi was featured during this month’s member spotlight by the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition, an ad hoc alliance of associations, scientific societies, universities and other organizations dedicated to engaging scientists and engineers in the policy process at all levels of government. Jyotishi discussed his own pathway into science and technology policy. Read the spotlight and engage in the conversation on the ESEP Coalition’s online community on Trellis Science.

APLU's Jyotishi Discussed Student Engagement in National Academies Webinar
Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi discussed engaging university students, policy fellows, and young scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy through the Journal of Science Policy & Governance during a webinar hosted by the Government-University-Industry-Research-Roundtable (GUIRR) at the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer review publication dedicated to empowering university students and early-career trainees. View the webinar recording here.

Craig Lindwarm
APLU's Lindwarm Spoke to NAGPS on PROSPER Act Advocacy
Craig Lindwarm
Assistant Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
Craig Lindwarm, APLU's Assistant Vice President for Congressional & Governmental Affairs, spoke to the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students at their spring Advocacy Summit. His presentation helped prepare the students for advocating on concerns related to the PROSPER Act. 
APLU's Anderson Presented at AAHHE on Creating STEM Pathways
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success
Eugene Anderson, APLU's Vice President for Access and Success, presented at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) on creating pathways for Latina/o students in STEM fields. He examined trends in engineering degrees awarded to Latina/o students and discussed broadening the participation of Latina/o students in engineering.