|Mather Policy Internships
Nobel Laureate Supports Congressional Internships in Partnership with SPS
John C. Mather, who shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics for his precise measurements of the primordial heat radiation of the Big Bang, has turned his sights to a more Earthly ambition. He has spent part of his prize money to bring more physics and physicists into government.
The John and Jane Mather Foundation for Science and the Arts and the American Institute of Physics (AIP) have created the Mather Policy Intern Program, an endowed program that sends two undergraduate physics majors to Washington, DC, each summer where they will spend their break working in Congress or in other government offices where policy is formulated. AIP administers the program through two of its units, the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the Media and Government Relations (MGR) division.
"The aim of the program is to promote awareness of policy process among young scientists by directly engaging them in the work that goes on in the federal government—work that is today as exciting as in any time in the past," explained Fred Dylla, Executive Director of AIP.
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