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Science Policy 101

In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of science policy on the federal level. The discussion will start with 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 a target audience. Attendees should bring a computer and be ready to engage.

The workshop will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon in Tinkham Veale University Center, Senior Classroom B.

Bill Lenart, founder and president of the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition, will lead the workshop, drawing from his experiences as an American Association for the Advancement of Science representative at the 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop. 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.

Register through the CWRU Science and Human Rights Coalition CampusGroups page.