AGU Congressional Science Fellows

The demands on Congress to establish sound public policy on scientific issues have never been greater, the effects of which are far-reaching. In response to these congressional needs, AGU is pleased to have sponsored a Congressional Science Fellowship for over thirty years. The Fellowship program enables more effective use in government of scientific knowledge and provides a unique experience to scientists seeking careers involving public use of technical information.

The Congressional Science Fellowship program places highly qualified, accomplished scientists, engineers, and other professionals in the offices of either an individual Member of Congress or on a committee for a one-year assignment.

The AGU Fellow will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to public policy during their time working with Congress. Past Fellows have been directly involved in water policy, climate research, energy conservation, and a range of other issues that are of high priority to society.

Terms, Selection Criteria and Application - application closes 1 February each year

Incoming [2014-2015] Fellows:

AGU is pleased to announce the selection of Laura Sherman and Chuck Podolak as our 2014 Congressional Science Fellows. Their terms will begin in September 2014 through August 2015. AGU Congressional Science Fellowship applications for the 2015–2016 term will open on 1 November 2014 and close on 1 February 2015.

Current [2013–2014] Fellows:

The AGU Congressional Science Fellows for the 2013-2014 fellowship term are Aaron Goldner and Daniel Pomeroy. Their term marks the 36th year that AGU has sponsored a Fellow and the fourth year that AGU has sponsored two Fellows concurrently. Aaron Goldner is working in the office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, and Daniel Pomeroy is working in the office of Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts.

Aaron Goldner
Daniel Pomeroy



Meet the Past Fellows

Learn about the AGU Congressional Science Fellowship through firsthand interviews with AGU Executive Director Chris McEntee, Senator Jeff Bingaman, and the 2011–2012 Fellows, Rebecca French and Ian Lloyd, by watching the video linked below.