Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Photos: U-M representatives on Capitol Hill

Engineering student and National Space Grant recipient Theresa Biehle, right, discusses the grant program with Kimberlee Trzeciak, legislative aide for Rep. John Dingell, D-Dearborn, in Washington, D.C. Funded as part of NASA, Space Grant provides funding for K-12 educational outreach, and grants and fellowships for research programs in space science at universities across the nation. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington, D.C., Office)

Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, right, of the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, testifies at a hearing conducted by the Aerospace States Association. The event on Capitol Hill focused on space science issues related to STEM education, aviation and space research. Zurbuchen urged the association to work toward resolving ambiguities about government rules that limit the ability of researchers to share information about space research with foreign students studying at U.S. universities. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington, D.C., Office)

U-M's Larry Molnar (left) chats with Chairman James Oberstar, D-Minn., of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee following testimony regarding the University Center program, a part of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) at the Commerce Department. Molnar runs a university center program as part of his work as associate director for Community and Economic Development Programs under the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy. Molnar told the committee that funding for the 55 university centers across the nation helps communities react to economic challenges, and he urged the committee to approve a larger role for university centers under EDA funding in the future. (Photo by Phil Rudd, Washington, D.C., Office)