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April 17, 2019

Jennie Bukowski accepted to AMS Summer Policy Colloquium

Jennie Bukowski has been awarded funding to attend the American Meteorological Society’s Summer Policy Colloquium in Washington, D.C., June 2-11. The colloquium is a 10-day immersion in the policy process and timely weather and climate-related topics. Graduate students selected through a highly competitive process have the opportunity to meet policy makers and decision makers from Capitol Hill, federal agencies, academia, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Bukowski applied to the program to learn how atmospheric scientists can take part in the policy process.

“In an era of political polarization, now more than ever we need scientists to stand up, advocate for research, and support evidence-based decision making,” she said. “I am thrilled to have this opportunity to witness firsthand how scientists can make a difference in policy and science communication, and to share that knowledge with other interested students at CSU.”

Bukowski’s adviser, Professor Sue van den Heever, was proud of her student’s distinction.

“Jennie is a most deserving candidate in all areas related to science and policy, and I am delighted that she has been accepted to this colloquium.”