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 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow  

The Materials Research Society and Optical Society of America (OSA) are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Dylan Rittman will earn his Ph.D. in geological sciences this summer from Stanford University, and 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., beginning September 1, 2018.

MRS and TMS Announce the 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow  

The Materials Research Society and The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) are pleased to announce their 2018-2019 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow. Michele Bustamante, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 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., beginning September 1, 2018.

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



 


In this interview, current and former MRS Congressional Fellows, Sarah Vorpahl and Ashley White, discuss the program and their time on Capitol Hill.