Rice alum selected as Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow
BY SHAWN HUTCHINS
Special to the Rice News
The Materials Research Society (MRS) and the Optical Society of America (OSA) have selected Rice University alumnus Amit Mistry as the 2008-2009 MRS/OSA Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.
Congressional fellows provide technical insight and external perspectives to governmental decision-making processes while they gain unique public policy experience and discover new ways to facilitate science-government interactions.
Beginning this September, Mistry, who earned a bachelor’s in chemical engineering in 2000 and a Ph.D. in bioengineering in 2007, will spend a one-year term working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee. His major policy interests are in promoting health research and education, but he also hopes to be involved in global health, international development, energy and environmental issues.
Through this fellowship, Mistry hopes to help bridge the science