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Dr. Pamela McCauley, professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems, has been awarded a Jefferson Science Fellowship with the U.S. State Department for the 2015-2016 term. The Jefferson Science Fellowship program serves as an innovative model for engaging the American academic science and engineering communities in U.S. foreign policy.

Jefferson Science Fellowships are prestigious appointments to senior academics based on their stature, recognition, and experience in the national and international scientific or engineering communities, and their ability to rapidly and accurately understand scientific advancements outside their discipline area in order to effectively integrate this knowledge into U.S. Department of State/USAID policy discussions.

Dr. McCauley will be involved in technology assessment and policy at the national and international level researching the globally critical, “Ergonomics of Ebola for Healthcare Workers.” Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy issues.

More information about the Jefferson Fellowship can be found here.