Interested in science policy but don’t know where to start? If so, consider attending the Case Western Reserve University Science and Human Rights Coalition’s Science Policy 101 Workshop to learn the basics of science policy on the federal level.
The workshop will be offered Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to noon in Tinkham Veale University Center, Room 134B.
The workshop will cover how the federal budget and appropriations process directs science policy, how to identify relevant stakeholders and decision makers in the policy process, and how to craft a message for your target audience. Attendees are encouraged to bring a computer and be ready to engage.
Bill Lenart, founder and president of the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition, will lead the session. This workshop is based on his experiences as an American Association for the Advancement of Science representative at the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop in 2018. Lenart also has experience directly advocating to elected officials from Cleveland City Hall to the U.S. Senate as both a political activist and science advocate.