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Gropp, Robert [1].

Influencing Science Policymakers: A Workshop for Students and Early Career Scientists.

The practice of science is influenced by public perceptions and public policy. Each year, for example, Congress debates appropriations legislation that provides funding for scientific research and education programs. Political leaders also routinely debate how or whether science should be used to inform policy decisions. These debates are likely to intensify in coming years. Thus, it is important that students and young scientists have the skills needed to successfully engage in public policy discussions. This workshop provides an introduction to the practices that will help individuals become effective communicators of and advocates for science and the scientific profession. The concepts and techniques discussed are also useful when interacting with university administrators, community decision-makers, or the news media.This workshop is aimed at early career scientists, but all are welcome. Pre-registration is required for participation, and space is limited.

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1 - AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 1444 EYE STREET, NW, STE 200, WASHINGTON, DC, 20005, USA

Keywords:
public policy.

Presentation Type: Workshop
Session: WS12
Location: Delaware A/Hyatt
Date: Sunday, July 8th, 2012
Time: 3:15 PM
Number: WS12001
Abstract ID:87


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