In order to help members of the physics community stay informed about
federal budget and science 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 these products, to let others in the physics community know about
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
and posted on our web site, 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 the
Department of Education. This site provides current and back issues
of FYI, as well as instructions for subscribing and unsubscribing. Searchable
archives are provided for issues after 1994.
FYI THIS MONTH - www.aip.org/fyi/ftm/
FYI THIS MONTH is a free one-page summary of major developments covered
during the previous month in FYI. It is available by subscription and
posted on our web site. An archive of current and previous issues, and
directions for subscribing and unsubscribing, are given at http://www.aip.org/fyi/ftm/.
All FYI subscribers receive this summary automatically.
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS 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
Government Relations 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 Government Relations site at
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 intended for use in congressional
visits. Each exhibit describes a billion-dollar industry that is based
on federally-funded physics research, highlighting the initial federal
investment and agencies involved, the time to development, and the economic
impact of the resulting technology. 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. 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.
SCIENCE FELLOWSHIPS - www.aip.org/gov/
Each year, AIP's Science Fellowship programs enable one or more scientists
to come to Washington for a year and provide scientific and technical
expertise to the federal government. Applicants must be qualified members
of one or more of the AIP Member Societies. AIP State Department Science
Fellows work in the State Department, contributing to the formation
of the nation's foreign policy. Congressional Science Fellows work in
a congressional office or on a committee staff. While AIP will not be
sponsoring a Congressional Fellow for the coming year, several of the
AIP Member Societies run Congressional Fellowship programs annually.
For more information on the Science Fellowship programs, please see
the Government Relations 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, including
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
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.