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Cwiertny gets a firsthand look at the business of lawmaking

 David Cwiertny stands with his daughter, Gabby, in front of a statue of Nobel-Prize winning agronomist and Iowa native Norman Borlaug in the U.S. Capitol.

David Cwiertny, Director of the PPC's Environmental Policy Research Program, has spent the past year on sabbatical in Washington, D.C. Cwiertny is one of 35 science and technology experts who are spending a year working in the U.S. Congress as part of a fellowship program sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

As the fellowship program enters its final months—Cwiertny plans to return to Iowa in August—Iowa Now asked the professor to look back on his time in Washington, D.C., and reflect on how the experience could change his approach to academic research and classroom instruction.

Read the full story in Iowa Now here