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Graduate Students: Emerging Leaders in Science & Society (ELISS)

Emerging Leaders in Science & Society (ELISS)
A collaborative leadership program for graduate and professional students who are eater to contribute to society.

Emerging Leaders in Science & Society (ELISS), a program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), recruits graduate students to convene local and national stakeholders around complex challenges like sustainability and mental health. Why? Our goal is to build an interdisciplinary community of emerging leaders who understand the needs of society and collaborate across boundaries to help address them.

  • Right now, we’re looking to add more universities to the ELISS community! Want your school to be considered? Sign up online and tell us why.

If you are a graduate or professional student in any field—including humanities, engineering, natural or social sciences, law, health professions, and others—and are eager to contribute to society, ELISS could be right for you. Those who are chosen to be ELISS fellows will develop collaborative leadership and communication skills not often taught in traditional academic programs. However, this program is not for everyone.

Only students at select campuses can participate in ELISS. The program is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has been offered for the past two years to graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, Stanford University, and the University of Washington. Your university could be next—with your help. Are you ready to bring ELISS to your campus? Terrific! Please click the button below to find out more and sign up online.

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