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A Scientist's View from Inside Congress

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

Seminar Location: 

  • CASA Conference Room C324

Speaker Name(s): 

Makenzie Lystrup

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

Ball Aerospace
Seminar Type/Subject

Scientific Seminar Type: 

  • Astrophysics Lunch Seminar

Event Details & Abstract: 

I arrived in Washington, DC, in 2011 to work as a AAAS Congressional Science Policy Fellow sponsored by American Institute of Physics. During my time as a Fellow in the House of Representatives​, I drafted legislation and worked on a wide range of issues. This discussion will focus on the experience of one scientist's experience learning about the inner workings of Congress and lessons learned regarding how individual scientists and science communities can better advocate for their interests. There will be plenty of time for open discussion.