By Doris Lewis
On August 31 NESACS members attended an informal coffee meet and greet with 4th District Rep. Jake Auchincloss in Newton. A wide range of issues was addressed, including water resource accessibility, the Environmental Voter Project, utilizing wind energy, and academic researchers’ pay. Congressman Auchincloss represents one of the largest scientific communities in the nation and was knowledgeable on the topics, stressing the importance of scientific advancement in many different areas. NESACS representatives present at the meeting were Dr. Doris Lewis, chair of the NESACS Government Relations Committee and Caroline Millard, Northeastern University PhD candidate and NESACS Government Affairs Committee policy liaison.