Emily Evans of Brigham Young University (BYU)—one of SIAM’s new Science Policy Fellowship recipients—represented SIAM at the 24th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Capitol Hill Exhibition, held this May in Washington, D.C.
Evans discussed mathematical science research and pitched ideas to Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and James Comer (R-KY). She met with Jim Lewis, Deputy Assistant Director for the Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF); Deborah Lockhart, Deputy Assistant Director for the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the NSF; and Ron Buckmire, Lead Program Director of the NSF’s Scholarship for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program.
Prior to the exhibition, Evans met with Utah delegation officials and Congressional Representative John Curtis, an alumnus of BYU who represents the district in which the university is located. Evans also had the opportunity to meet with Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) at a constituent meet-and-greet.
Evans fielded a constant stream of attendees interested in learning about the Applied and Computational Mathematics Emphasis program at BYU, including members of Congress, congressional staff, NSF officials, mathematics colleagues, and others.