The American Mathematical Society (AMS) is pleased to announce Hugh MacMillan as its Congressional Fellow for 2010-2011.
The AMS will sponsor Hugh's fellowship through the Congressional Fellowship program administered by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The fellowship is designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, to demonstrate the value of science-government interaction, and to bring a technical background and external perspective to the decision-making process in Congress.
Fellows spend a year working on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee, working as a special legislative assistant in legislative and policy areas requiring scientific and technical input. The fellowship program includes an orientation on congressional and executive branch operations and a year-long seminar series on issues involving science, technology and public policy.
Hugh MacMillan earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and most recently worked as an assistant professor of mathematical sciences at Clemson University.
For more information on the fellowship, visit AAAS Congressional Fellowship Program.