Massachusetts

HOST INSTITUTIONS

Boston University

POINTS OF CONTACT

Nathan Phillips, PhD
Professor, Department of Earth & Environment, Boston University
nathan@bu.edu

PROGRESS UPDATE

The team was awarded a strategic planning grant from CCST in early 2017, and participated in the CCST grant launch workshop at the 2017 AAAS Annual Meeting. Grantee teams most recently participated in a planning workshop held during the 2017 NCSL Legislative Summit.

FELLOWSHIP LEGACY

Nathan Phillips was a CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellow in 2014, serving the California State Senate Transportation and Housing Committee under then-Chair Mark DeSaulnier. Read Phillips’ fellowship Q&A: fellows.ccst.us/blog/fellow-profiles-nathan-phillips-phd/


Massachusetts has a long history of supporting science, and this grant gives scientists a new and powerful way to give back to the Commonwealth by directly helping legislators craft policy. In doing so, scientists and universities benefit by learning how to make science relevant to society and how to communicate science to the public.” — Nathan Phillips