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Trainee awarded internship with AAAS

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Trainee awarded internship with AAAS

IGERT Trainee Laci Gerhart was awarded an internship with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where she worked in the Office of Government Relations in Washington, D.C. for 13 weeks in the fall, 2012. Laci's primary duties related to disseminating information on science policy issues to AAAS members. Laci contributed to weekly and monthly newsletters covering a variety of science policy topics, including U.S. legislation relating to development and use of biofuels, dual-use research of concern (such as avian influenza), and the impact of the fiscal cliff and sequestration on research funding, as well as international topics such as the commitment of the World Bank to climate change, the UN Convention on Biodiversity, and female education in STEM disciplines in Arab countries.