FYI Team

AIP’s FYI team tracks developments in Washington, D.C. and advocates for funding and the development of sound public policy to advance the physical sciences. FYI is an authoritative news and resource center for federal science policy, with a focus on the physical sciences.

headshot of Mitch Ambrose
Acting Director
mambrose [at]
+1 301-209-3095

Mitch is a writer and analyst for FYI and is responsible for updating FYI’s Federal Science Budget Tracker and Federal Science Leadership Tracker. Prior to joining AIP, Mitch was a fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute and interned with the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. He received a B.S. in physics from the University of Minnesota.

Director, Science Policy (on detail to NASA)
mhenry [at]
+1 301-209-3094

Mike Henry directs FYI, which delivers authoritative news and resources on federal science policy with a focus on the physical sciences. FYI is widely read by policymakers and leaders throughout the scientific community as an effective means of keeping current on important policy and funding developments. Before coming to AIP, Mike was government relations manager for the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and Washington, D.C., and a legislative aide for Sen. Benjamin Cardin of Maryland. He has an M.S. in Environmental Studies with a certificate in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College.

headshot of Will Thomas
Science Policy Analyst
wthomas [at]
+1 301-209-3097

Will earned his B.A. in History from Northwestern University, with a minor in physics, and received a Ph.D. from Harvard University in the History of Science. He then held a postdoc position with the AIP Center for History of Physics and was a Junior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, working on the intersections between science and policy. His book, Rational Action The Sciences of Policy in Britain and America, 1940-1960, was published by MIT Press in 2015.