A coalition of scientific and engineering societies, universities, advocacy organizations, and academic organizations has created an exciting opportunity for graduate and upper-class undergraduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy.
The “Making our CASE” program is open to universities or professional scientific or engineering societies that would like to provide an opportunity for their graduate students to come to Washington, DC, and learn about science policy. The objective mirrors APLU’s efforts to advance the benefits of science and research investments.
Students who are selected by their institution to participate in the workshop will spend a few days learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement.
Each student must be sponsored by a university or professional society, and institutions may send one to two students. Sponsoring institutions are responsible for a $100.00 registration fee per student, as well as all associated travel and lodging costs.
This will be the second year for “Making our CASE.” The first year (2014) was a great success; to read the reactions from the students who participated in the inaugural event, read this AAAS story. For additional details about the “Making our CASE” workshop, please go to http://www.aaas.org/program/catalyzing-advocacy-science-and-engineering.
If you would like to sponsor students from your institution, please register your organization here http://events.SignUp4.com/case2015. The deadline is February 6, 2015; space is limited and is first-come, first-served. We will then confirm your institution’s participation, and follow up with information regarding the deadline for selecting students, hotel and workshop logistics, etc. Any additional questions may be directed to Joanne Carney.
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