AIP FYI Science Policy Communications Intern
American Institute of Physics
Informing Science Policy
Marissa is working with the American Institute of Physics (AIP) staff to research and write FYI bulletins. AIP issues FYI bulletins multiple times a week to provide timely and unbiased summaries of science policy developments for the physics and astronomy communities. FYI topics can include updates on the federal budget process and appropriation bills, summaries of Congressional hearings examining science agencies, developments in U.S. energy policy positions, legislation of interest to the physics and astronomy communities, and changes in funding priorities at the National Science Foundation.
Beginning with a discussion of “What is Science Policy" "What is FYI?” and “A Day in the Life,” I will detail some of the exciting events I attended this summer and my exposure to a broad spectrum of science and policy related activities. This will be followed by the highlights of my internship including favorite people and favorite quotes. I will also describe the articles I wrote/co-wrote and the awesome, energetic, tag-team atmosphere of FYI. I will conclude with some comments on “What I Learned” and “Takeaways” and thanking all of the people that had a great impact on my summer experience.
My name is Marissa Murray and I am a rising junior and physics major at Georgetown University. At school, I am a member of the Georgetown sailing team, I am a teaching assistant, I help advertise and take pictures for Spoon University, and I volunteer with Project Sunshine at the local hospital. Last semester, two of my classmates and I developed a start-up for a class, we called it BedRest: a sickness survival kit with day-of delivery for college students. This coming semester, I will be studying abroad in Prague and learning Czech. The past three summers, I have taught sailing at the Jersey Shore, so I'm excited to be doing something completely different: learning about science policy in DC.
If you are thinking about applying to this internship, please don't hesitate to contact me with questions at: mjm483 (at) georgetown (dot) edu.