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Congressional Fellows & APS Felllows

APS Fellows from the Washington area gathered at APS headquarters in College Park on September 19. It was one of several receptions for APS Fellows taking place throughout the year, but this one was special in that it also celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Congressional Science Fellows. Every year, APS sponsors one or two Fellows who bring their expertise to Capitol Hill as part of a program administered by AAAS.

Congressional Fellows Then and Now
Photo by Darlene Logan

In the photo above, left to right, are present and former Fellows Ben Cooper, Don Engel, Anthony Fainberg, Jennifer Wiseman, N. Richard Werthamer, Benn Tannenbaum, Ann Quider, Bo Hammer, Paul Davis, and Alex Saltman. Cooper and Werthamer constituted the original class of 1973. For more information on the Congressional Fellows program, including how to apply, go to the Congressional Science Fellowship web page.

APS Fellows Gather in College Park lge
Photo by Michael Lucibella

The rotunda at APS headquarters in College Park, MD was filled by 130 APS Fellows and their guests, who mingled with APS leadership and staff and enjoyed the refreshments. The Fellows also heard brief presentations from APS President Michael Turner and Executive Officer Kate Kirby, and a panel discussion about the Congressional Science Fellowship Program.