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Scientific community/Science policy

Two past members of the AAAS Board of Directors are bringing their science policy expertise to the federal government as leaders in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

AAAS and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy to be held online from August 30 to September 3, 2021. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021. 

For the first time, applications will be accepted from participant pairs, formed by a young scientists and a person from the policymaking arena. 

AAAS and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) are seeking candidates to participate in the AAAS-TWAS Course on Science Diplomacy to be held online from August 30 to September 3, 2021. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2021. 

For the first time, applications will be accepted from participant pairs, formed by a young scientists and a person from the policymaking arena. 

Read about what students have to say about their time at the CASE Workshop by visiting the pages below and following the conversation on Twitter using #MakingOurCASE.

Scientists’ voices are a crucial part of the policymaking process, both in “science for policy” (using scientific research to inform policy) and “policy for science” (policy that guides the scientific community and enterprise). Looking for ways to get involved? Here are a few places to start.

Just like it’s never too late to get involved in science policy and advocacy, it’s never too early! STEM students and early career researchers are essential voices to have at the table, and whether or not you are interested in pursuing a career in science policy, there are many ways to get involved.

Scientists and engineers are crucial to science policy, and as with any skill, practice makes perfect. We’ve collected resources for how to hone your skills and get better at advocacy.

AAAS advocates on behalf of the STEM community, and we invite scientists and engineers to get involved, too, because it is essential for legislators to hear your voices. However, learning about the workings of Congress and the legislative process can be overwhelming. Looking for a place to start? Check out the resources below. 

The Office of Government Relations (OGR) provides timely, objective information to Congress on current science and technology issues, and it helps the science and engineering community to work effectively with legislators.