As we await the opening of the 2nd session of the 97th Congress [which began on Jan. 24—Ed.], a lull in activity affords me the chance to communicate some views on my experience as the 1981–1982 AGU Congressional Science Fellow. In trying to avoid repetition of what previous fellows have written, I specifically refer you to the two articles written by last year's fellow Carroll Ann Hodges (Eos, 62, March 3, 1981, p. 89; 63, Feb. 2, 1982, p. 137).
Two questions naturally arise with regard to Congressional Science Fellows: Who becomes a fellow? Why does one become a fellow?