In order to help members of the physics community stay informed about
federal budget and policy developments, and to facilitate communications
with Members of Congress, the Media and Government Relations Division
of the American Institute of Physics provides a number of services,
programs and products free of charge. We invite you to take advantage
of them, and to contact our office if we can be of assistance.
FYI, THE AIP BULLETIN OF SCIENCE POLICY NEWS - www.aip.org/fyi/
FYI is a free electronic bulletin, distributed several times a week,
that analyzes budget and policy developments pertinent to the physics
community. FYI focuses on congressional and Administration activity
related to federally-funded R&D, primarily within the National Science
Foundation, Department of Energy, NASA, Department of Defense, National
Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Geological Survey, and NIH's
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, as well
as science and math education within Department of Education.
Directions for subscribing and unsubscribing to FYI are given on AIP's
Science Policy page at /fyi/.
Current and back issues of FYI are available. Searchable archives are
provided for issues after 1994.
FYI THIS MONTH - www.aip.org/ftm/
FYI THIS MONTH is a free one-page summary of major developments covered
during the previous month in FYI. Directions for subscribing and unsubscribing
to FYI THIS MONTH are given at /ftm/.
An archive of previous issues is available. All FYI subscribers receive
this summary automatically.
SCIENCE POLICY WEB SITE - www.aip.org/gov/
Are you looking for details on the Bush Administration's request for
a particular S&T program or how Congress responded to it? Do you
need information on the membership of a congressional committee, or
guidance on writing a letter or arranging a Capitol Hill visit? AIP's
Science Policy site will answer many of your questions about physics-related
budget and policy matters. Relevant issues of FYI are categorized by
R&D funding agencies. This site provides congressional committee
rosters and jurisdictions, recommendations on writing to and meeting
with Members of Congress, and other useful information. Issues of FYI
and the other products and services described here can be accessed from
"COMMUNICATING WITH CONGRESS" BROCHURE
This free brochure provides guidance on writing to, and visiting with,
Members of Congress. Send your request and US mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guidance is also available on the Science Policy site.
PHYSICS SUCCESS STORIES - www.aip.org/success/
Do you need hand-out materials on the value of federally-funded research
to the nation? Could you use assistance in describing the importance
of basic and applied physics R&D to Members of Congress? AIP has
produced 16 double-sided exhibits describing billion-dollar industries
based on federally-funded physics research. Each exhibit highlights
the initial federal investment and funding agencies involved, the time
to development, and the economic impact of the resulting technology.
Topics available include: medical imaging, lasers, global positioning
system, environment, new materials, telecommunications, computers, consumer
goods, national defense, transportation, energy efficiency, medical
physics, liquid crystals, acoustics, the Internet, and astrophysics.
Physics Success Stories can be viewed at
http://www.aip.org/success/. We urge you to use the glossy hard
copy versions when visiting Members of Congress. To receive free hard
copies, send us your US mailing address and specify the topics desired.
SCIENCE FELLOWSHIPS - www.aip.org/gov/
Each year, AIP sponsors one scientist to work in a congressional office,
and one to work in a bureau of the State Department, providing scientific
expertise to the nation's policymakers. Applicants must be members of
one or more of the AIP Member Societies. Complete information on AIP's
Congressional and State Department Science Fellowship programs can be
found on the Science Policy web site.
INFORMATION SERVICES - email@example.com
We are here to help! Contact us for assistance on:
Members of Congress and science-related congressional committees: Information
on Members, committee rosters and jurisdictions, addresses, telephone
numbers, home pages, names of legislative assistants and appointment
schedulers, and scheduling information. For information about your Members,
please provide your home zip code.
Legislation, Reports and Documents: Contact us for information about
bill numbers, cosponsors, status, and guidance on obtaining reports.
General Information: Write, call or email with your questions. We welcome
inquiries on the difference between authorization and appropriations
bills, the budget process, the name of a key person in a science agency,
or information on your Members of Congress.
HOW TO CONTACT US:
Email correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org
Science Policy web site: http://www.aip.org/gov
Phone Numbers: Richard Jones, 301-209-3095; Audrey Leath, 301-209-3094
Mailing Address: American Institute of Physics, Media and Government
Relations, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740-3843.