Washington State Academy of Sciences, Washington State University William D. Ruckelshaus Center
POINTS OF CONTACT
Donna Gerardi Riordan
Executive Director, Washington Academy of Sciences
Melanie Roberts, PhD
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.
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