Working at the Interface of Science and Policy:
Challenges and Opportunities
By Dr. Michael Morgan, Director of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences, National Science Foundation
This lecture will provide perspectives of working at the intersection of science and policy in a Senate office as a legislative fellow and at the National Science Foundation as a division director. Recent advances in atmospheric prediction and predictability and the challenges and opportunities these advances offer will also be discussed.
Dr. Michael Morgan is the Director of the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Morgan’s research focuses on the analysis, diagnosis, prediction, and predictability of mid-latitude and tropical weather systems. While on sabbatical leave from the University of Wisconsin-Madison during the 2007-2008 academic year, Dr. Morgan was an American Meteorological Society/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Congressional Science Fellow. During his fellowship year, he worked in the office of U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin (MD) as a senior legislative fellow. His work in Senator Cardin’s office focused on energy and environment issues. Dr. Morgan received his Ph.D. and S.B. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.