MRS offers an exciting opportunity for scientists to learn about the field of science policy and contribute their scientific expertise to the policymaking process by spending one year as a special legislative assistant in the U.S. Congress in Washington,
DC. Fellows contribute materials and optical 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.
This informational session discussed the MRS/Optica Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship. Participants received tips on applying and heard from current and former Fellows about their experiences as scientists in the Senate and House of Representatives.
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