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Past Attendees' Experiences

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.


"I gained insight into the inner workings of government and was exposed to the unique perspectives government officials value when making policy decisions."

Caitlin Burgdorf, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College


"It was empowering to see a network of my peers interested in bridging the
gap between researchers and decision-makers."

Samantha Basile, PhD
University of Michigan


“I learned that politicians and voters are counting on us to help them make informed decisions...Science is our beacon of hope in polarizing times and CASE really showed me that being an effective scientist includes a civic responsibility."

Adaeze Egwuatu
University of Massachusetts Amherst


More Attendees' Experiences

Environmental engineering Ph.D. student Laura Mast, left, and math Ph.D. student Samantha Petti visit Georgia congressman John Lewis' office.

Mast gets a taste of policy, advocacy during Washington science communication workshop

-Laura Mast, Georgia Institute of Technology


Pond with birds and background of trees

A sociologist goes to science camp

-Lucius Couloute, University of Massachusetts


Group photo of CASE Workshop attendees

What can you do in an hour?

-Aiyana Emigh, University of California Davis



Note: The statements above are personal views and opinions of CASE participants and do not necessarily reflect those of affiliated institutions.