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AIP Congressional Science Fellows

Rebecca Reesman

Rebecca Reesman

2016-2017
AIP-ASA Congressional Science Fellow
American Physical Society
Background: 

Rebecca received her Ph.D. in physics from The Ohio State University in 2014. For her dissertation, Rebecca used a novel mathematical method to characterize galactic gamma-ray emission; she also put constraints on the extragalactic background light by modeling the attenuation of extragalactic gamma-ray sources. After completing her Ph.D., Rebecca began working at CNA, a Federally Funded Research and Development Center in Arlington, Virginia, where she analyzed and solved problems for government agencies.

Placement: 
Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA)
Ryan Murphy

Ryan Murphy

2016-2017
AIP Congressional Science Fellow
American Physical Society
Background: 

Ryan Murphy received a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. For his doctoral research, he studied the origin of Galactic cosmic rays with an experiment that flew on a NASA long-duration balloon launched from Antarctica, and made two trips totalling five months to the continent. While a graduate student, he led his departments peer mentoring program and was involved in science outreach. He received a B.A. with majors in Physics and International Studies and a minor in Political Science from Northwestern University.

Placement: 
Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)