News: SPP Chair Fealing Returns from Week of Honors and Presentations on the Road

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Posted February 22, 2017

Kaye Husbands Fealing, professor and chair in the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, participated in a panel entitled “How to Grow a Scientist” that was held at Brown University on February 15, 2017.  During the panel, Fealing joined research scientists from Johns Hopkins University, Princeton University, and Harvard University in discussing issues around mentorship, sponsorship, and inclusion in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The scholars examined how these factors influence the training of young scientists and the process of building successful STEM careers.  The panel was held as part of “Celebrating Excellence in Science” a two-day event on diversity in STEM fields held at Brown in commemoration of Black History Month.

After presenting at Brown, Fealing traveled to Boston, Massachusetts for her induction into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Distinguished Fellows, to which she was elected in October 2016.  Fealing was also elected to the AAAS Board in November 2016, officially becoming a part of the Board after the meeting.   

Fealing finished her time on the road by giving a talk at the U.S. Census Bureau.  She and her colleague Julia Lane (New York University’s Wagner School) presented their research on Pathways to Research Impact: The Case of Food Safety.  The research focuses on assessing the returns on investment in food safety research from farm-to-fork.  This research both builds and employs a linked dataset, with administrative data on universities, patents, publications, dissertations, and Census employment and earnings data.  This presentation contributes to the knowledge of how to assess investments by the Federal government in basic and applied research.  

Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing is currently in her third year as professor and chair of the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy, having most recently taught at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.