Bickford named AGU Congressional Science Fellow

March 12, 2012

Erica Bickford has been named a 2012-13 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Congressional Science Fellow. As part of this fellowship, Bickford will serve Congress and assist with science policy issues, write periodic columns for Eos, the AGU weekly newspaper, and serve as the face of the American Geophysical Union.

Erica Bickford
Bickford

Bickford holds a M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and a certificate in Transportation Management and Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is completing her Ph.D. in Environment and Resources at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

She has also been awarded the American Meteorological Society policy fellowship and the Eno Transportation fellowship, participated in the prestigious International Institute for Applied Systems Analsysis' Young Scientists Summer Program in Vienna, Austria, and was named the 2010 Student of the Year by the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE) at UW-Madison.

Bickford is the lead graduate researcher on two projects funded by the National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education and conducted by the Nelson Institute under the leadership of Tracey Holloway, CFIRE associate director and UW-Madison professor of environmental studies.

These two projects together form the basis for Bickford's dissertation.

She will take up the AGU Congressional Science Fellowship in September 2012, after she completes her Ph.D.