ASHRAE is sponsoring a one-year fellowship in Washington that will allow the participant to work in the federal government in a technical advisory role. Possible placement areas include the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Congress or a federal agency such as the Department of Energy or the General Services Administration.
The fellowship is designed to educate participants
on the inner workings of federal policy-making, to provide scientific guidance
and analysis to decision-makers, and to increase the visibility and involvement
of scientists and engineers in the public policy arena.
“Federal government fellowships provide
engineers with a unique opportunity to participate directly in the policy
making process,” said Doug Read, ASHRAE’s program director of government
affairs. “This experience enables Fellows to bring back to their employers an
insider's perspective on government decision making that can contribute
significantly to the mission and vision of the organization.”
The fellowship runs from September
through August 2008, and an orientation is conducted through the American
Association for the Advancement of Science. Candidates should possess a
doctoral or other terminal degree in engineering or a scientific discipline.
Final placement of the selected fellow depends on the needs of the government
offices and agencies at the time as well as on the skills and experience of the
ASHRAE sponsors one-year Washington fellowship
June 1, 2007