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CASE Workshop: Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering April 2-5

February 14, 2017

Under the leadership of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), APLU and the other organizations listed below have designed an exciting opportunity for upper-class undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy. 

The CASE Workshop program is open to universities or professional scientific or engineering societies that would like to provide an opportunity for their students to visit Washington, D.C. to learn about science policy. Students who are selected by their institution to participate in the workshop will spend a few days in Washington learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. The deadline is February 20, 2017.

Sponsoring institutions may send one or two students and are responsible for a $125 registration fee per student, as well as all associated travel and lodging costs.  In addition, each sponsoring university is responsible for scheduling visits to Capitol Hill, and are encouraged to accompany the participating students during those Congressional visits.

This will be the fourth year for the CASE Workshop.  The first three years were a great success; to read the reactions from the students who participated in the inaugural event, see this AAAS story.  For additional details about the CASE Workshop, please learn more here.

If you would like to sponsor a student or two from your institution, please send an email to congress_center@aaas.org with the subject line: CASE Sponsoring Institution.  Space is limited and is first-come, first-served basis. After we receive your email, we will then confirm your institution’s participation, and follow up with information regarding the deadline for you to select your students, as well as information on hotel and workshop logistics, etc.  Please direct any additional questions to Joanne Carney.

  • Research, Science & Technology
  • Council on Governmental Affairs

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