Commerce awards 15 fellowships
- By Nancy Ferris
- Sep 04, 2003
Fellowship information, including how to apply
The Commerce Department has announced the names of 15 senior federal employees who will take part in a 10-month program to enhance their understanding of the development, application and management of science and technology policy.
Winners of Commerce's Science Technology (ComSci) Fellowships may work in other agencies or on Capitol Hill, or they may remain with their agencies and participate in the program part-time. They are selected on the basis of their qualifications, accomplishments, recommendations and potential for career growth.
The ComSci fellows receive training through weekly seminars featuring speakers from government, academia and the private sector. The program also includes a one-week congressional orientation.
Commerce's undersecretary for technology, Phillip Bond, announced the 15 winners:
|James J. Busse and|
Frances M. Keel
|National Nuclear Security Administration
|Susan F. Heller-Zeisler,|
Pamela A. Houghtaling,
Carroll Ann Thomas and H. Felix Wu
| National Institute of Standards and Technology
|Patrick R. Hoar || Federal Aviation Administration
|Anne P. Hoover || U.S. Forest Service
|Sheryl H. Kunickis || National Resources Conservation Service
|James W. O'Clock and|
Christopher M. O'Connors
| National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
|Paul Anthony Pisano || Federal Highway Administration
|Thomas A. Tatham || National Institutes of Health
|Usha Varshney || National Science Foundation
|David A. Widawsky || Environmental Protection Agency
"Science and technology continues to play a critical role in our nation's economy and security," Bond said. "Therefore, it is critical that we have a broad appreciation of [science and technology] across the federal platform so that we can make more informed policy and programmatic decisions. I am confident that when these professionals return to their home agencies, the knowledge and experience they gain will continue to benefit our nation."