The American Nuclear Society (ANS) recently announced the NNSS’ very own Dr. Charles “Chip” Martin as its selection for the 2018 Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship.
As a Congressional Fellow, Chip will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working in either a U.S. Senator’s or Representative’s personal office or on the staff of a Senate or House Committee. Chip will provide Congress with expertise in nuclear science and technology, becoming a direct contributor to the federal policymaking process.
“It’s an honor to be chosen for this Fellowship, and I am looking forward to it,” says Chip. “I’m hoping to do some good while I am there.”
Harsh S. Desai, chair of the selection committee, was excited to announce Chip as an addition to a unique group of ANS members who have had great opportunities to impact the national policy discussions from the halls of U.S. Congress. Desai said, “With Chip’s vast experience and expertise in the nuclear industry, he will be perfectly poised to provide technical advice to any congressional member or committee on Capitol Hill.”
Chip currently serves as the chief nuclear officer at the NNSS and is also an adjunct professor of nuclear engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As the ANS Congressional Fellow, Chip will be one of nearly 30 scientists and engineers who participate annually through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship Program. More than 2,000 have served as Fellows on Capitol Hill since the inception of the AAAS program in 1973. ANS initiated its program in 2000. The ANS Congressional Fellowship term runs from January through December each year.