The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine have announced the twelfth class of Jefferson Science Fellows. The Jefferson Science Fellows Program is designed to further build capacity for science, technology, and engineering expertise within the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development. The fellows will begin their one-year assignments in Washington, D.C., this coming summer.
Among this year’s cohort of 12 Jefferson Science Fellows are two Black scholars.
Barrett S. Caldwell is a professor of industrial engineering and a professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has published over 150 scientific papers. Professor Caldwell is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California, Davis.
Oladele Ogunseitan is a professor of social ecology, professor of public health and founding chair of the department of population health and disease prevention at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Ogunseitan is a graduate of the University of Ife in Nigeria. He earned a master of public health degree at the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Tennessee.