Science Policy

Mission Statement

The Science Policy Committee seeks to provide BSD postdocs with information on current science policy issues and encourage postdocs to add their voices to public discourse on science.

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  • Deliver science policy & advocacy news to BSD postdocs and enable dialogue
  • Host seminars and workshops on science policy topics
  • Connect with government officials and community leaders to advocate for science
  • Establish opportunities for postdocs to bring their science into public view
  • Provide information about careers in science policy, science journalism, and related fields

Upcoming events

  • Science Policy Seminar: Dr. Jo Handelsman, former Associate Director for Science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and current Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery will be discussing her experiences working in science policy on Tuesday, April 25th from 10-11 am in GCIS 301. Please RSVP.

Recent events

  • The March for Science Sign-Making Day April 18, 10-3pm BSLC Lobby Heading to the March for Science? Need to make a sign? We have supplies! Stop by and show your support for science. 
  • Join us to view a webinar hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - Live-Streamed Training: How to Have Effective In-District Meetings with Congress on April 21st, 12:45 - 2:00 pm, BSLC 008. The UCS Midwest Outreach Coordinator will be on hand to answer questions.