Adam Fagen: on early careers and opportune moments

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.

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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.

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