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Aggies in Science, Technology and Engineering Policy

Public Profile

About This Organization

Abbreviation(s):
A-STEP
Purpose:
We are A-STEP, a nonpartisan organization of graduate, undergraduate and professional students committed to bridging the gap between scientists, policy-makers, and the general public on scientific issues.

Advocacy in Science, Technology and Engineering Policy (A-STEP) has three main goals:
1. Advocacy: Communicating the importance of scientific research and endeavors to students, the community, government officials and funding agencies.
2. Professional Development: Allowing students to expand their career options by participating in science policy and interacting with professionals in this field and other areas.
3. Outreach: Fostering increased STEM education in the local and national communities through media, open house events, workshops and seminars.
Year Founded:
2015
Membership Dues:
No dues
Admits Members:
All Year

Public Contact Information

Public Contact Name:
Penny K. Riggs
Public Contact E-mail Address:
riggs@tamu.edu
Public Contact Phone Number:
979-862-7015

Organization Associations

Academic Department:
General (No College)
Non-Academic Department:
None

Membership

Approximate membership of the organization:
1-30
Membership policies:
  • Our organization accepts undergraduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts graduate students as members
  • Our organization accepts faculty/staff as members
Weekly time committment required of organization members:
0-3 Hours
Membership intake process:
Open

Events

Community Service Projects:
Once per semester
Fundraising Events:
Once per year
Speakers/Lectures:
Three or more times per semester
On-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Off-Campus Social Events:
Once per semester
Hosting Conferences:
Never
Sponsoring Special Events (Concerts, one-time events, etc.):
Never
New Member Orientation/Training:
Never
Events with Alcohol:
Never
In-State Travel:
Once per year
Domestic US Travel:
Once per year
International Travel:
Never