Student opportunity in Washington, DC: “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” (CASE)

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Student opportunity in Washington, DC: “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” (CASE)

Upper-class undergraduate & graduate students: Join us for a three-and-a-half-day program in DC to learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication. Students will have an opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress or congressional staff. Information can be found at: https://www.aaas.org/programs/catalyzing-advocacy-in-science-and-engineering.

UC Davis will sponsor two students to participate in the workshop. Students should possess limited experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy:

  • Demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills 
  • Be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate (upper-class) or graduate degree program (including double majors) in one of the following fields: Biological, physical, or earth sciences; Computational sciences and mathematics; Engineering disciplines; Medical and health sciences; and Social and behavioral sciences
  • Be available to travel to DC from March 29 – April 1, 2020
  • Be available for a phone interview on Thursday, February 20 or Friday, February 21
  • Students from foreign countries are eligible if they are studying here in the U.S. 

 Instructions to apply:

  • Send a brief statement of your interest and background to bjminto@ucdavis.edu and to tmheath@ucdavis.edu; for background please include your year of study, major, and if you work on federally funded research. Special consideration will be given to those working on federally funded research
  • In your email use the subject, “2020 CASE
  • Application”Your statement should be no longer than 250 words – this is intentional as it demonstrates efficient coherence in your prose

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