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K-State Today

July 15, 2011



Physics professor to be honored for service as Jefferson Science Fellow

By Tyler Sharp

Brett DePaola, professor of physics, will be honored July 18 as a 2010-2011 Jefferson Science Fellow at the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. Several State Department officials will deliver remarks at the event.

The Jefferson Science Fellows program brings several experienced, tenured research-active scientists and engineers from the American academic community into the State Department for one year. They are given assignments either in the department headquarters in Washington, D.C., or at U.S. missions abroad. Jefferson Science Fellows return to their academic careers following their assignments but remain available to the U.S. government as expert consultants for short-term projects over the following five years. Successful candidates are selected on the basis of their scientific achievements, articulation and communication skills, and their interest in science policy issues.

DePaola was assigned to the State Department's Office of Economic Analysis.