2007 Fellows in the News
Three former Congressional Fellows were featured in "Wanted on the Hill: A Few Good Scientists" in the December 10th U.S. News and World Report.
Jennifer Pohlhaus, 2006-08 AAAS Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).
Matt Stremlau, 2007-08 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, was named the grand prize winner and the North American regional winner of the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists. Clickhere for more information.
Mark Drapeau, 2006-08 NDGS Fellow at the National Defense University, wrote "A Microscopic Insurgent" in the Opinion section of the December 4 New York Times.
Fred Meyerson's article, "Rising carbon emissions call for a population policy," was featured in the population and climate roundtable of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which was published online on December 3rd to coincide with the first day of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The roundtable will continue among Meyerson and the other experts for the next several months. Meyerson was a 2001-03 AAAS Fellow at the National Science Foundation.
Three Fellows attended the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bali, from 3-14 December:Jeremy Richardson, 2007-08 AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow, Holmes Hummel, 2007-08 AAAS Congressional Fellow, and Alexander Barron, 2007-08 ACS Congressional Fellow.
Montgomery McFate, 2003-05 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense, was profiled in, "Leading the Charge for Change: An Anthropologist Challenges Conventional Thinking" in the November 30US News & World Report.
Stephan Butler, 2006-07 ASCE Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), has had a manuscript chosen for presentation at the First International Symposium on Transportation and Development in Beijing, China (April 24-26, 2008). He has been asked to attend the event and present the manuscript to an international audience of engineering and construction professionals, including high level Chinese officials. The manuscript as accepted proposes a solution to highway infrastructure funding and describes how private intervention and market forces will improve decision making and allocation of limited resources.
Jose Fernandez, 2006-07 AAAS/NTI Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, was honored with two awards at the end of his fellowship year from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: the Spotlight Award, and a Certificate of Appreciation.
Maggie Kosal, 2005-07 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense, has been selected to receive the 2007 University of Illinois Alumni Recent Graduate Award, which is given to an alumnus / alumna who has demonstrated the values derived from a liberal arts and sciences education by outstanding achievement.
Mark Drapeau, 2006-07 AAAS Fellow at the National Defense University, wrote "Fishing for Terrorist Starfish" in the Commentary section of the July 31 Washington Times.
Tammy Bosler, 2006-07 AAAS Fellow at the National Science Foundation was quoted in "Lucky Seven Saturday" on News Channel 9's July 5 broadcast.
Stephan Butler, 2006-07 ASCE Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), was named Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers, North Jersey Branch. His op-ed, "Engineers must leap into leadership positions" recently ran in the Times-Picayune.
"Montgomery McFate's Mission: Can one anthropologist possibly steer the course in Iraq?" appeared in the April 29 San Francisco Chronicle. McFate was a 2003-05 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense.
Jim Fleming, 2006-07 AAAS Revelle Fellow, published, "The Climate Engineers" in the Spring 2007 edition of The Wilson Quarterly. He also presented a Capitol Hill briefing on "Historical Perspectives on Climate Change" on April 27.
Mark Drapeau, 2006-07 AAAS Fellow at the National Defense University, co-authored, "Climate of Subtle Conflict," an op-ed that appeared in the April 22 Washington Times.
"Near Term Threats of Chemical Terrorism," an article by Maggie Kosal, 2005-07 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense, was reprinted in Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism (McGraw-Hill, 2007).
Robert Cook-Deegan, 1982-83 OTA Congressional Fellow, was elected as a AAAS Officer, serving in the Section on Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering.
"Preserving Land and Wildlife, to Restore the Afghan Identity: A Conversation with Alex Deghan" appeared in the March 6th New York Times. Deghan was a 2003-05 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.
Joannella Morales, 2003-05 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, who currently serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the Office of International Religious Freedom, was chosen as one of four distinguished alumni by her undergraduate alma mater, the University of Puerto Rico's College of Natural Sciences.
Nancy Jones, 2005-07 AAAS Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, was featured in, "A 'Hippocratic Oath' for Scientists?," which appeared in the March 2 edition of the Science Careers Newsletter.
Vaughan C. Turekian, 2002-04 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of State, who currently serves as Chief International Officer at AAAS, co-wrote Science and Society: Time for a New Era of Science Diplomacy with Kristin M. Lord. The article appeared in the February 9th issue of Science.
Asha S. Collins, 2006-07 AAAS Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, presented, "The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Pilot Project: Solving the Cancer Genome," at the 2007 National Cancer Institute Intramural Scientific Retreat.
Jamie K. Reaser, 1998-2000 AAAS Fellow at the U.S. Department of State and 2003-2004 AAAS Revelle Fellow, has recently been named to Newsweek's Global Environment and Leadership Advisory Committee, as well as to the Steering Committee of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's new Pet Zoonoses Coalition.