Loyola University Chicago

Department of Physics



Thursday, March 19, 2020


Cuneo Hall 002


Speaker: Dr. Laura Gladstone (AAAS Fellow)

Title:  Life as a Science Fellow in a US Senate Office

Abstract: The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) administers a major fellowship for PhD scientists. They bring together scientific professional societies as sponsors (including the American Physical Society, who sponsors me) with hosting offices throughout the US Federal Government. Since October I have been a Fellow in the office of US Senator Gary C. Peters on the staff of the Committee for Homeland Security and Government Affairs. In this talk I will share my experience with the AAAS fellowship application, placement process, and some stories from my fellow Fellows on Capitol Hill.