The AMS Congressional Science Fellowship Program: Why You Should Consider It Alan Robock AAAS Congressional Science Fellow, 1986-1987 Department of Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey "Politics is harder than physics."—Albert Einstein the policy implications should be left to policy spe- Are you about to finish your Ph.D., and are you interested in career paths other than the academic one? cialists, and that scientists should confine themselves Have you become disenchanted with the publish or to jus t the scientific research. perish life? Are you interested in policy issues related I felt that if I discovered a danger to society, using to the atmosphere? Are you looking for an interesting public funds to support my work, it was my duty to way to spend your sabbatical? Would you like to look report these findings to the public and make sure that into the possibility of working for Congress? Would their implications were understood. I could not trust you like to be the only expert in meteorology or cli- the "policy experts," who had a great stake in the status mate on a House or Senate committee, and help to quo. But what to do? I was overdue
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 17, 2001
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