Jonathan Wilson is the Associate Director of Communications at FAS. Prior to his arrival at FAS, Jonathan spent nearly 14 years on the airwaves of D.C.’s public radio station, WAMU 88.5, first as a reporter, and then as the afternoon and evening host, covering a wide range of topics including stories on education, politics, transportation and environmental policy. Before that he spent time as a local television reporter in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Little Rock, Arkansas. Jonathan holds a Masters degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, and an undergraduate degree in American Literature from Middlebury College. An Arlington County native, he lives there now with his wife and two children. He loves tea, crosswords and books of all kinds.
The Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission called for input from diverse stakeholders and FAS, along with partners Conservation X Labs (CXL), COMPASS, and the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), answered the call. Recruiting participants from academia, the private sector, national labs, and other nonprofits, the Wildland Fire Policy Accelerator produced 24 ideas […]
FAS unveils 23 actionable recommendations aimed at improving woodland fire policy
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Alliance for Learning Innovation (ALI) applauds the increases proposed for education research and development (R&D) and innovation in the President’s budget request. These include the $870.9 million proposed for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), including $75 million for a National Center for Advanced Development in Education (NCADE), the $405 million […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federation of American Scientists CEO Dan Correa released the following statement on President Joe Biden’s 2024 budget proposal: “We’re pleased to see the Administration continuing its support for critical investments in science and technology. These investments are vital for achieving national goals like excelling in AI and the bioeconomy, managing wildfire risks, […]
Philipp Schoenegger is a professional forecaster – not the weather kind. Here’s how he uses data science to predict future events.
For many students in the U.S. a career in science is out of reach. Too often young people interested in science never get the chance to pursue their dreams simply because they come from low-income families or live in parts of the country where opportunities to engage in scientific research are limited. This leads to […]
The concept of forecasting is pretty familiar to anyone who’s flipped on their local news to get a sense of the week’s weather. But the broader science of forecasting, which is being applied to policy-relevant topics such as epidemiology, energy, technology progress, and many more topics – – has never been in a more exciting […]