published June 26, 2013

WPI Student to Represent NCSCE at Upcoming AAAS Meeting

Last summer, the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement was elected to membership on the American Association for the Advancement of Science Science and Human Rights Coalition, a group that focuses attention on promoting greater public understanding and making this right 'real' in the lives of people here and around the world.

In July, the Science and Human Rights Coalition will hold their next meeting, which will include student representatives. Katherine Picchione, a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), will represent WPI and NCSCE at the upcoming gathering. Originally from Albany, NY, Ms. Picchione is a rising sophomore at WPI, double majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Society, Technology, and Policy. She is interested in sustainability and alternative energy, particularly waste-to-energy technologies. This summer, she is interning with MicrOrganic Technologies, working to develop bacterial wastewater treatment systems that generate electricity.