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.
Info for Institutions
The CASE program is open to U.S.-based universities or professional scientific or engineering societies; each institution may send one to two students. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis; we will accommodate the first 50 institutions that respond by February 12, 2016. Sponsoring institutions are responsible for a $100.00 registration fee per student, as well as all associated travel costs. Staff at sponsoring universities and professional societies are responsible for scheduling visits to Capitol Hill, and are encouraged to accompany participating students during those visits. We will post a registration link for institutions wishing to sponsor students once the institutional sign-up deadline has passed.
Eligible students are expected to be enrolled full time in an undergraduate (upper-class) or graduate degree program in one of the following majors:
· Biological, physical, or earth sciences
· Computational sciences and mathematics
· Engineering disciplines
· Medical and health sciences
· Social and behavioral sciences
Note: In selecting students, requirements may vary by institution, but in most cases students should submit a one-page resume and a brief statement of interest. We encourage sponsoring institutions to select students with limited experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy, and who demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills. Students from foreign countries are eligible if they are studying here in the U.S.