Kevin C. Cooke, Ph.D.

Director, Research Policy

Ny’lyjah Cain
Senior Associate, STEM Education & Research Policy

CoR News (January 27, 2016)


CoR & CGA NEWSJanuary 27, 2016

To: Council on Governmental AffairsCouncil on ResearchFrom: APLU Congressional and Governmental Affairs Staff

Making our CASE: Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering
April 17-20, 2016, AAAS Headquarters, Washington, DC

Now Accepting Participation from Universities!
DEADLINE: February 12, 2016

Under the leadership of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, APLU and the other entities 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 Making our CASE (Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering) program is open to universities or professional scientific or engineering societies that would like to provide an opportunity for their students to come to Washington, DC, and 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.

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 for their students, and are encouraged to accompany the participating students during those Congressional visits.

This will be the third year for Making our CASE. The first two 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 Making our CASE Workshop, please go to http://www.aaas.org/case.

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. The deadline is February 12, 2016. Space is limited to 50 institutions and is on a first-come basis. After we receive your email, we will 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 of AAAS.

Making our CASE Founding Organizations:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Institute of Physics
Association of American Universities
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
University of Colorado-Boulder