Advocacy & Policy

Congressional Fellows

MRS co-sponsors two Congressional Fellowships providing members with an invaluable opportunity of public policy learning. Fellows contribute effective use of optical and materials science knowledge in government and broaden awareness of the value of scientist- and engineer-government interaction among our memberships, the federal government and the public.

News

MRS and OSA Announce the 2016-2017 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow  

The Materials Research Society and Optical Society of America are pleased to announce their 2016-2017 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow: Felicia Lucci of Tufts University will serve a one-year term working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of U.S. congressional offices or committees in Washington, D.C.

MRS and TMS Announce the 2016-2017 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow  

The Materials Research Society and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) are pleased to announce their 2016-2017 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow: Aaron Dunn, Georgia Institute of Technology, will serve a one-year term working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a U.S. congressional office or committee in Washington, D.C.

For further information on either Fellowship program, contact Donna Gillespie or the contacts listed for the participating societies.



 


In this interview from MRS TV at the 2013 MRS Spring Meeting, Kevin Whittlesey, chair of the MRS Congressional Fellows Subcommittee, talks about the MRS Congressional Fellows program.
 
 

In this MRS interview from the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting, Ashley White reflects on her experiences as the 2010-2011 MRS/OSA Congressional Science & Engineering Fellow.