How can scientists participate in public policy?
Scientists are increasingly exploring policy engagement as a skillset or career path, and Sacramento continues to rise on the global policy landscape. This July, we invite anyone working at the intersection of science and policy to meet up for our mixer, co-hosted by the CCST Science & Technology Policy Fellows Alumni Network!
CapSciComm Networking Social
Thursday, July 20, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
**Location Change: de Vere’s Irish Pub**
1521 L Street, Sacramento, California
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Since our beginning, CapSciComm has been a “big tent” network for diverse sectors to converge on our common need to communicate science, from journalism to informal education. Being in the capital city of California, public policy stands out as an arena where the clear communication of science can literally make a world of difference.
So each year, we try to organize at least one CapSciComm event related to science policy. We do this so researchers and graduate students who are interested in science policy can meet currently working professionals, and so all of us can have a forum to discuss the current state of science-informed policymaking — and how academia, media, and other scicomm professions shape the science policy discourse here in California and around the United States.
Once again, we are grateful to the CCST Science Fellows Alumni Network for co-sponsoring this month’s event. Come meet current and former CCST Science Fellows — PhD scientists who work as staff advisors in the California State Legislature — and hear their insights. We also would love to meet local fellows and alumni from other renowned #scipol programs, such as California Sea Grant Fellows, AAAS S&T Policy Fellows, NASEM Mirzayan Policy Fellows, NOAA Knauss Marine Policy Fellows, and more!
Please RSVP to help us plan, and we’ll see you on July 20th. Keep science spicy, Sacramento!
— The CapSciComm Board