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NSF AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows


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Dr. Stephanie Gage
AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow
Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering
Division of Information and Intelligent Systems
Class of 2021–2022

Dr. Stephanie Gage is delighted to be serving as a AAAS fellow in NSF's Divisions of Information and Intelligent Systems and Integrative Organismal Systems. Trained as a neurobiologist, she has used her expertise in different capacities. As a Ph.D. student in neuroscience at the University of Arizona, she studied neuromodulation in olfactory-guided behavior, using insects as model systems. This basic research was then applied toward understanding honeybee biology and colony loss as a postdoctoral researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. This work as a federal scientist spurned Stephanie's interest in working as a civil servant in science and technology policy. To expand her perspective in the realms of quantitative biosciences and technology, she pursued a second postdoctoral position at the Georgia Institute of Technology. There, she worked with biophysicists and engineers to better understand sensory-motor integration in flight control. Stephanie is passionate about cross-sector collaborations, the vitality of basic research, and making higher education more accessible, diverse and inclusive.