Science Policy Activities

April 22, 1999


Four mathematicians joined over a hundred scientists and engineeers visiting their Senators and Congressmen today during this year's Science andTechnology Congressional Visits Day. Bob Daverman (Univ of Tennessee), Susan Friedlander (Univ of Illinois at Chicago), Jane Hawkins (Univ of North Carolina,Chapel Hill), Jean Taylor (Rutgers Univ) and Washington Office Director Sam Rankin visited their Senators and Representatives to urge federal support for science research and education. Visitors were briefed by Congressional leaders andadministration officials on current Congressional activities concerning science research and education, and by representatives of the various scientific societies and groups organizing this annual event on how to present their case for science effectively.

Thanks to our visitors, this year's CVD achieved the objective of underscoring the importance of science and technology to the nation's future well-being, and of building relationships with legislators and their staffs that will be important for future efforts to influence decision-making on Capitol Hill.

The next Congressional Visits Day will be held in spring of 1990. If you are interested in participating, contact the AMS Washington Office for more information.

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