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August 8, 2011
Volume 89, Number 32
p. 55

Awardees: ACS Welcomes New Congressional Fellows

ACS’s public policy fellows bring chemistry to Congress

Linda Wang

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ACS has selected its 2011–12 congressional fellows, who will begin their one-year fellowships in September. The fellows are Christopher W. Avery and Emily R. Grumbling. Brittany C. Westlake, who was the science policy fellow for 2010–11, has renewed her fellowship for a second year and will continue working in the ACS Office of Public Affairs.

Avery earned a B.S. degree in chemistry from Hope College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Michigan. He was most recently a graduate fellow in the National Academy of Sciences’ Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program.

Grumbling received a B.A. degree in chemistry from Bard College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Arizona. After receiving her Ph.D., she worked as a postdoc and a lecturer in physical chemistry at the University of Arizona.

“I am really excited to see what science policy looks like in a real-world setting,” says Avery. As scientists, he adds, “we have a responsibility to ensure that our work seeks to improve both our understanding of the world and society as a whole.”

Grumbling agrees. “This experience will provide me with a new perspective on how science can help society overcome its current challenges, and on the ways that individual scientists can do more to serve the public.”

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