For­mer Calvert res­i­dent cho­sen for nu­clear fel­low­ship

The Calvert Recorder - - Engagement -

The Amer­i­can Nu­clear So­ci­ety (ANS) re­cently an­nounced Charles “Chip” Mar­tin, a for­mer Calvert res­i­dent who still owns a home in Port Repub­lic, as its selec­tion for the 2018 Glenn T. Se­aborg Con­gres­sional Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing Fel­low­ship, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

As a Con­gres­sional Fel­low, Mar­tin will spend a year in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., work­ing in ei­ther a U.S. Se­na­tor’s or Rep­re­sen­ta­tive’s per­sonal of­fice or on the staff of a Se­nate or House com­mit­tee. Mar­tin will pro­vide Congress with ex­per­tise in nu­clear sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, be­com­ing a di­rect con­trib­u­tor to the fed­eral pol­i­cy­mak­ing process.

“It’s an honor to be cho­sen for this fel­low­ship, and I am look­ing for­ward to it,” Mar­tin said in the re­lease. “I’m hop­ing to do some good while I am there.”

Harsh S. De­sai, chair of the selec­tion com­mit­tee, was ex­cited to an­nounce Mar­tin as an ad­di­tion to a unique group of ANS mem­bers who have had great op­por­tu­ni­ties to im­pact the na­tional pol­icy dis­cus­sions from the halls of U.S. Congress. “With Chip’s vast ex­pe­ri­ence and ex­per­tise in the nu­clear in­dus­try, he will be per­fectly poised to pro­vide tech­ni­cal ad­vice to any con­gres­sional mem­ber or com­mit­tee on Capi­tol Hill,” De­sai said in the re­lease.

Mar­tin cur­rently serves as an ad­junct pro­fes­sor of nu­clear engi­neer­ing at the Univer­sity of Ne­vada, Las Ve­gas. As the ANS Con­gres­sional Fel­low, Mar­tin will be one of nearly 30 sci­en­tists and en­gi­neers who par­tic­i­pate an­nu­ally through the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Sci­ence (AAAS) Con­gres­sional Sci­ence and Engi­neer­ing Fel­low­ship Pro­gram. More than 2,000 have served as Fel­lows on Capi­tol Hill since the in­cep­tion of the AAAS pro­gram in 1973. ANS ini­ti­ated its pro­gram in 2000. The ANS Con­gres­sional Fel­low­ship term runs from Jan­uary through De­cem­ber each year.

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Charles “Chip” Mar­tin

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