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Expansion of AIP Congressional Science Fellowship Program

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COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND, 12 December 2008 —The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is pleased to announce that the AIP Congressional Fellowship Program will select an additional Congressional Fellow to work on Capitol Hill starting in the Fall of 2009. The expansion of the program from one fellow to two is made possible due to increased support from two of the AIP Member Societies: the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and AVS: Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces and Processing. One fellow will be sponsored by AIP and ASA, and the second fellow will be sponsored by AIP and AVS.

This program enables qualified, highly-motivated scientists to actively participate in the Congressional policymaking process.  Fellows gain insight into the workings of government, learn how to contribute their voices and knowledge to the policymaking process, and perform a public service by providing skilled support to inform policy decisions.

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent scientific credentials; A PhD in a technical field defined by the scope of the activities of AIP's Member Societies. PhD requirement  waived for outstanding candidates with equivalent research experience
  • U.S. citizenship and membership in any of the ten AIP Member Societies
  • Interest or experience in applying scientific knowledge to the solution of societal problems
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills
  • Sound judgment and maturity in decision-making
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