Marlon Ramos and Dimitri Voytan, SSA’s 2019 Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (Geo‐CVD) Travel Grant Recipients, talk about their September trip to Washington, D.C., where they discussed the importance of geoscience research with U.S. policymakers.

I saw the Geo‐CVD as an opportunity to convey to policymakers the science I do and to gain insight into how geoscience research (both fundamental and applied) are funded.

SSA worked with us to identify key legislation that supported policies ranging from pure research to sexual harassment awareness to the issue of underrepresented minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. SSA and partnering...

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