AIP's Science Policy Information Services and Products
The American Institute
of Physics' Government and Institutional Relations program provides a
broad range of services designed to assist the physics community in following
budget and policy developments in Washington, and in communicating with
Members of Congress. We invite you to take advantage of these free services
and products and hope you will contact us if we can be of any assistance.
FYI, THE AIP
BULLETIN OF SCIENCE POLICY NEWS
FYI is a free electronic
bulletin that offers coverage and in-depth analysis of budget and policy
developments significant to the physics community. FYI focuses on congressional
and Administration activity related to federal R&D, primarily within
the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, NASA, Department
of Defense, and National Institute of Standards and Technology, as well
as science and math education within the Department of Education. FYI
is distributed electronically several times weekly.
subscribing and unsubscribing to FYI are available on AIP's Home Page
Current and back issues of FYI are also available at this site. Searchable
archives are provided for issues after 1994.
FYI THIS MONTH
For those wanting
a brief summary of the topics covered in the more comprehensive FYI
bulletins, FYI THIS MONTH provides highlights of major developments.
This free electronic bulletin is distributed at the end of every month
and contains links to relevant issues of FYI, the AIP Bulletin of Science
subscribing and unsubscribing to FYI THIS MONTH are available on AIP's
Home page at /ftm/.
Current and back issues are also available at this site in a searchable
SCIENCE POLICY WEB SITE
Are you looking
for details on how much funding the Administration requested for a specific
program or what Congress's response was? Do you need information on
what Member of Congress is on a certain committee, or guidance on setting
up an appointment? The Science Policy site on AIP's Home Page will answer
many of your questions about physics-related budget and policy matters.
FYI issues are categorized by funding agencies, recent actions, and
outcomes. This site also provides information on congressional committee
rosters and jurisdictions, guidance on writing to and meeting with Members
of Congress, and other useful information. Details on AIP's Congressional
Science Fellowship Program can also be found at this site. Issues of
FYI and the other products and services described here can be accessed
from this site.
"COMMUNICATING WITH CONGRESS" BROCHURE
For those who want
information at their fingertips, AIP has a brochure with guidance on
writing to, and visiting with, Members of Congress. The brochure makes
a useful handout at meetings. Copies are available without charge. Send
your request and US mailing address to email@example.com.
Do your Members
of Congress understand the value to the nation of federally-funded research?
Could you use assistance in making the case for the importance of basic
and applied physics R&D? AIP has produced 15 double-sided exhibits highlighting
billion-dollar industries that are based on federally-funded physics.
For each industry, they describe the initial federal investment and
agencies involved, the time to development, and the economic impact
of the resulting technology. The following topics are available: medical
imaging, lasers, global positioning system, environment, new materials,
telecommunications, computers, consumer goods, national defense, transportation,
energy efficience, medical physics, liquid crystals, acoustics, and
Stories can be viewed on the AIP Home Page at http://www.aip.org/success/.
We urge you to use the glossy hard copy versions when corresponding
or meeting with your Members of Congress. To receive free hard copies
of these exhibits, send us your US mailing address and specify the topics
desired or ask for a complete set of 15.
INFORMATION SERVICES - firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here to
help! Contact us for assistance on:
Members of Congress
and Science-related Committees: Information on Members, committee rosters
and jurisdictions, addresses, telephone numbers, home pages, names of
legislative assistants and appointment schedulers, and scheduling information.
To inquire about the name of your representative, please provide your
and Documents: Contact us for information on bill numbers, cosponsors,
status, ordering information, and selected reports and hearing testimony.
We are here to answer your questions. Write, call or email if you need
help with any question large or small. We welcome your inquiries on
the difference between authorization and appropriations bills, the budget
process, the name of a key person in a science department or agency,
or information on your Members of Congress.
HOW TO CONTACT US:
Science Policy web site
Phone Numbers: Richard Jones, 301-209-3095; Audrey Leath, 301-209-3094
Mailing Address: American Institute of Physics, Government and Institutional
Relations, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843.
Richard M. Jones
Public Information Division
American Institute of Physics
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