Washington

HOST INSTITUTIONS

Washington State Academy of Sciences, Washington State University William D. Ruckelshaus Center

POINTS OF CONTACT

Donna Gerardi Riordan
Executive Director, Washington Academy of Sciences
donna.riordan@washacad.org

Melanie Roberts, PhD
ST4S Consulting
melanie@st4sconsulting.com

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 and during the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting.

FELLOWSHIP LEGACY

Melanie Roberts was a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow from 2006 to 2008, serving in the U.S. Senate and the National Science Foundation. Roberts is also the founding director of Emerging Leaders in Science & Society (ELISS), a program hosted by American Association for the Advancement of Science, which recruits graduate students to lead cross-sector dialogues on a range of science policy issues.

Donna Gerardi Riordan is the former Director of Programs at CCST, playing a leading role during the establishment of the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellowship program.


I’ve lost count of the number of scientists and engineers who have asked me how to get involved in science policy at a state level, so I am thrilled that CCST is building a network focused on state science policy across the country. There will be many eager applicants for these additional state policy fellowships.” — Melanie Roberts