In October 2014, the Entomological Society of America formed a Science Policy Fellows program to support and develop scientists as visible and effective advocates for entomology and entomological research. The plan was to select five entomologist and teach them about how science policy and science funding decisions are made at the federal level, and to provide them an opportunity to engage with lawmakers, legislative staff, and federal agency leaders in Washington, DC.
Last week, the ESA Science Policy Fellows flew in to Washington, DC, where they met with members of Congress and their staff. Two of them, Marianne Alleyne and Ariel Rivers, wrote blog posts about the experience. You can read about their adventures in DC by clicking on the links below: