Potomac Institute For Policy StudiesThe Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to welcome a new group of interns for the summer of 2015. Working with different divisions, these interns will focus on generating meaningful policy recommendations regarding key science and technology issues.

Working with the Center for Neurotechnology Studies (CNS), Unnati Mehta (University of Maryland, College Park, Behavioral and Community Health) will use neuroscience and observational research to highlight the importance of Arts education and mastery for cognitive development. Gabriel Shoglow-Rubenstein (Carnegie Mellon University, Psychology & Music) will also work with the CNS to analyze the neurological basis for behavior as a means of formulating better policies concerning mentally ill inmates in the criminal justice system.  Three interns will focus on cyber-related issues within the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) team. Emma Phillips’ (Georgetown University, Science, Technology and International Affairs) research will concentrate on an analysis of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Teams (APCERT). Claudia Deitch (Brown University, International Relations) will focus her studies on Russia’s cyber policy and its implications on post-Soviet states and the U.S. response. Finally, Annalee Perez (Harvard University, Government) will analyze the conceptualizations of cyber crime in the Middle East and South America.

Within the Regulatory Science and Engineering Center, Josh Eisenberg (American University, Law and Society) will analyze the regulation and rulemaking process of the U.S. Department of State while Tomas Albergo (Yale University, Physics) will work to determine and analyze the framework and processes by which the Department of Energy participates in the development and implementation of rules and regulations. Working with the Communications Director, Audra Ayotte (Georgetown University, Biology & Government) will analyze the prevalence and efficacy of scientific-based research through different forms of science communication.


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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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