Environmental Policy

Cwiertny named Congressional Fellow of AAAS for 2016-17 academic year

David Cwiertny standing next to the Iowa River.

David Cwiertny, director of the Public Policy Center's Environmental Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa, will soon pack his bags and head to Washington, D.C. for the 2016-17 academic year. 

Cwiertny has been named a 2016–17 Congressional Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS.

Cwiertny, also an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate faculty research engineer at IIHR—Hydroscience and Engineering, is one of only two fellows chosen among more than 100 applicants. He will spend the next year in Washington, D.C., focusing on the science and technology of water policy.

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships provide opportunities for scientists and engineers to learn firsthand about policymaking while contributing their knowledge and analytical skills in the federal policy realm.

The AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science.

Photo by Jim Heemstra/Courtesy of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering