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2010 Fellows in the News

Chemical and Engineering News Profiles Former Congressional Fellow

C&EN profiled Will O'Neal, 2008-2009 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by ACS in the office of Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ), who was appointed the new legislative assistant in the same congressional office. Read the article.

University of Nebraska Medical Center Described a Former Fellows' Journey in their Newsletter

The UNMC wrote a feature on Renaisa Anthony, 2007 - 2008 S&T Policy Fellow in the HEHS program at the National Institutes of Health, who is now the deputy director for UNMC's Center for Reducing Health Disparities. Read about her journey.

Secretary of State Acknowledged the Importance of the AAAS Fellows

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton recognized 23 Fellows while speaking at USAID on a new QDDR initiative.Watch her speech.

Former Fellow Accepts New Job for the 112th Congress

David Pomerantz 1982-83 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by APhA, was appointed the new Democratic Staff Director of the House Appropriations Committee for the 112th Congress.

Two Fellows Publish Article in an ACS Journal

Two AAAS S&T Policy Fellows in the HEHS program at the National Institutes of Health, Anthony Dickherber (2009 - 2010) and Mark David Lim (2007-2009), published an article in the January 2011 edition of journal Analytical Chemistry. The article entitled, "Before You Analyze a Human Specimen, Think Quality, Variability, and Bias", can be found on the journal's website.

Scitable Interviews HHS Fellow

Jenny Gordon 2010-11 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the HEHS program at the Department of Health and Human Services, was featured in an interview on Scitable's website explaining why she has accepted a AAAS S&T Policy Fellowship. Read what she has to say on their website.

The Washington Post Profiles a Former Former Fellow

Gregory B.Jaczko, 1999-00 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by AIP in the Office of Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev), discussed his new position as the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) with The Washington Post in September 2010. Read the article.

Work at EPA Leads to Publication

Jon Z. Kaye, 2005-07 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the EPA, published a paper on the environmental effects of avian influenza in the journal, Environmental Science Technology. Read the article on the American Chemical Society's website.

Former Fellow Accepts New Job in South Africa

Rebecca Garland, 2008-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the Department of Energy, is now a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific & Industrial Research in their Environmental Health Group in South Africa, where she focuses on health impacts of air quality and climate change.

EPA Fellow Moves to Australia for an Exciting Job Opportunity

Brenda Lin, 2008-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the Environmental Protection Agency, is now a research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia, where she works with the Marine and Atmospheric Research Group.

Defense Fellow Helps Barbie With a New Career

Erin Fitzgerald, 2009-2011 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the NDGS program at the Department of Defense, helped Mattel design the look for the new computer engineer Barbie doll, one of Barbie’s latest careers. Click here to more about Erin's experience.

AAAS Fellows Contribute to Report to the President on Climate Change Adaptation

Six AAAS Fellows participated in the Climate Change Adaptation Task Force, which released its interagency report to President Obama in October 2010, outlining recommendations for the federal government to expand and strengthen capacity to better understand, prepare for, and respond to climate change. The Fellows included Ilya Fischhoff (2009-10) at the U.S. Agency for International Development;Christine Jessup (2009-11) and Laura Petes (2009-11) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; and Judsen Bruzgul (2009-11), Sarah Carter (2008-10), and Sabrina McCormick(2009-11) at the Environmental Protection Agency. See a summary of the major recommendations of the Task Force at: www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/initiatives/adaptation, and read the AAAS News Release on the Fellows participation on the Task Force.

Fellows Among Recipients of GreenGov Presidential Awards

Meghan Radke and Sarah Carter, 2008-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program s at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Julia Gohlke, a 2009-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the Diplomacy program at the State Department, were members of an ad hoc Interagency Climate Change and Health Working Group that was awarded a Green Dream Team GreenGov Presidential Award in October 2010, for their work on the paper "A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change." The award recognizes "exceptional leadership by an interagency green team to effectively place a Federal sustainability idea into practice." To see the report and learn more about the award visit www.fedcenter.gov.

National Geographic Features Jerry Glover as an "Emerging Explorer"

Jerry Glover, 2010-11 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the DSF|D program at USAID, was featured in the June 2010 edition of National Geographic Magazine. The article describes Glover's work in revolutionizing agriculture and developing new crops that can feed more people.

Natural Security Article Published in Journal

Raphael Sagarin, 2002-03 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by GSA, published an article on national security in Homeland Security Affairs. Read the article on the journal's website at www.hsaj.org.

Historian Publishes New Book on Climate Change

James Fleming, 2006-07 AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow, published a new book entitled Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. The book describes how scientists, climate engineers, and others have manipulated earth's weather and climate with little concern for the political, military, or ethical implications or the ecological consequences. Read more about the new book and is also available for purchase on Amazon.com.

Shaw University Names Former Fellow as its New President

Irma McClaurin, 2000-01 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the Diplomacy program at the U.S. Agency for International Development, was named president of Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C. She is the first female president in Shaw University's 145 year history. Read more about her new position.

Lidija Sekaric Helps Secure Funding for "Energy Innovations Hub" at Pennsylvania Navy Yard

Lidija Sekaric, 2009-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the Department of Energy, helped finalize the Energy Innovations Buildings Hub project in the context of the interagency-deployed Regional Innovation Cluster, and also completed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation on collaboration on engineering research centers. Read more about the project at www.energy.gov.

Bob Kopp Publishes Article in Nature

Robert Kopp, 2009-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the Department of Energy, published an article in Nature comparing current global sea levels with those in the Last Interglacial stage.Click here to find a list of his publications.

Corey Cohn Appears in EURAXESS Newsletter

EURAXESS, the European Commission Newsletter, interviews Corey Cohn, 2009-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the Department of Energy, to discuss his career path and international work. Read more.

Joint Collaboration Leads to Department of Energy's Biomass Program Publication

Two 2009-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellows in the EEANR program at the Department of Energy, Joanne Morello and Joyce Yang, co-authored a review article on halophytic algae. Read more about their article.

Melissa Summers Earns a Position at the Berkeley Lab

Melissa Summers, 2007-09 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the HEHS program at the National Science Foundation's Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, is now campaign manager for Carbon Cycle 2.0 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In this position, she works to encourage collaboration among groups working on climate and energy research. Click here to learn more.

Department of Defense Memo Reaffirms Unrestricted Basic Research

Erin Fitzgerald, a 2009-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the NDGS program at the Department of Defense , helped to publish a guidance memorandum that articulates the DOD's commitment to lift restrictions on university research. Read the memo by clicking here.

Videos Help Communicate Climate Change Risks

Filmmaker and sociologist, Sabrina McCormick, 2009-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the Environmental Protection Agency, described how videos can be used to craft targeted messages to specific groups regarding climate risk at a lecture co-sponsored by AAAS and the Philadelphia-based Chemical Heritage Foundation. Read more about her accomplishments in a AAAS news release. 

Current & Former Fellows Help in Haiti Recovery and Reconstruction

Since the January 2010 Haitian earthquake, several S&T Fellows have been sent to Haiti as part of massive recovery effort to help rebuild the nation. To read more about their efforts, click here.

Former Fellow Named as One of U.S. Senator Harkin's Committee Leaders

Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, 2003-04 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by SRCD and 2004-06 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the Diplomacy program at the State Department, was named health policy director for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). View the press release.

Starting a New Career in Shanghai, China

Andrea Stith, 2003-04 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the HEHS program at the National Science Foundation, is now a research fellow in the Graduate School of Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.Read more about her new Fellowship.

New Book Outlines Recommendations for Climate Change

David Blockstein, 1987-88 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by AIBS/ASZ, co-authored the book, The Climate Solutions Consensus, detailing how humans can deal with rapid environmental changes and providing recommendations on what can be done. The book is available from IslandPress.

Former Fellow Named Science and Technology (S&T) Advisor at USAID

Alex Dehgan, 2003-05 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the Diplomacy program at the State Department, was appointed the science and technology advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development and also heads the Office of Science and Technology within the new Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning. Read the USAID press release here and on SciDev.Net.

The Hill, a Capital Hill Newspaper, Profiles Eric Werwa

Eric Werwa, 2001-02 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by OSA/MRS, is now the Legislative Director in the office of Representative Mike Honda (D-Calif.). He was profiled in The Hill. Read the complete story here.

Global Health Initiatives and Malaria Vaccines, A Fellow's Story in The Washington Post

Melinda Moree, 1992-94 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the EEANR program at the U.S. Agency for International Development, is now the CEO of Bio Ventures for Global Health and works on an initiative for malaria vaccines in Africa. Read The Washington Post article featuring Moree by clicking here.

Iowa City Features NIH Fellow as their Person of the Month

Gina Schatteman, 2008-10 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the HEHS program at NIH, was featured in the IowaCityBlog.com's website as their person of the month in January, 2010. Schatteman is praised for her work and role in a NIH initiative she worked on during her fellowship. Read the entire article and an interview here.

National Security Council Appoints New Senior Director for South Asia

Anish Goel, 2002-03 Congressional Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow® sponsored by AIChE and 2003-05 AAAS S&T Policy Fellow in the Diplomacy program at the State Department, was appointed South Asia senior director at the National Security Council. Goel had worked in the State Department's South Asia Bureau since 2003. Read the entire article on Politico's website.