The Media and Government Relations Division of the American Institute
of Physics provides a number of free services, programs and products
that are intended to help members of the physical sciences community
stay informed about federal budget and policy developments, and to facilitate
communications with Members of Congress. We invite you to take advantage
of these products, to let others in the science 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, a free electronic bulletin distributed several times a week, 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 Department of Education
science and math education programs. This site provides current and
back issues of FYI, as well as subscription instructions. 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. Directions for subscribing and unsubscribing
to FYI THIS MONTH are given at http://www.aip.org/fyi/ftm/.
An archive of previous issues is available. 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/
For scientists who wish to meet with their Members of Congress and
make the case for the importance of federally-funded research, AIP has
produced a number of 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/. 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. Glossy hard copy versions are available for most topics;
we urge you to use the glossy 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/
For scientists who wish to take an active role in assisting the federal
government with S&T-related issues, AIP offers two Science Fellowship
programs. The Fellowships enable one or more qualified members of AIP's
Member Societies to come to Washington each year and provide scientific
expertise to Congress or to the State Department. 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. For more information
on AIP's State Department Science Fellowship program, please see http://www.aip.org/gov/sdf.html.
For more information on AIP's Congressional Science Fellowship program,
please see http://www.aip.org/gov/cf.html.
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.