Science, Technology & Policy: Exploring the Foundations

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
N111 Integrative Learning Center (ILC)

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Are you a graduate student interested in learning how scientists' work is shaped by policy, and what roles scientists and engineers can play in shaping those policies? To better prepare scientists and engineers to explore the important interface of science and policy, faculty from the School of Public Policy will lead a one-day intensive workshop to provide foundational training in how science policy is made and funded. Facilitators will discuss legislative action (who participates in policymaking and how?), executive agency implementation (how are laws translated into rules governing behavior?), and money/power dynamics (how do governments fund public programs?). Attendees will have an opportunity to register for a series of subsequent hands-on workshops to apply knowledge to students' policy interests. Lunch will be provided and pre-registration is required.

This event is the second in a series on Science, Technology & Policy, following the inaugural December 2016 Graduate Student Workshop. Prior participation is not required. This series is offered with partial support from the National Science Foundation,and is a collaboration among the College of Engineering, Graduate School, Institute for Social Science Research, School of Public Policy, National Center for Digital Government and Department of Political Science.