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Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

The 2023 CASE Workshop was held in Washington, DC, on March 26-29, 2023.

Watch this page for information about the 2024 CASE Workshop.

Students interested in attending must apply for sponsorship through a sponsoring institution, which will cover all costs to attend the workshop. Students cannot register to attend without sponsorship. Sponsoring institutions include universities and professional societies (including AAAS).

View the list of 2023 CASE Workshop sponsoring institutions here.

Visit the Info for Students and Info for Sponsors pages for more details about the workshop and application process. 

About CASE

The CASE workshop is an exciting opportunity to learn from science policy and advocacy experts about the role of science in policymaking and the federal policy-making process. It empowers participants with ways to become a voice for research throughout their careers.

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"By the end of the day [meeting with Hill staffers] I felt just as capable of advocating for science as I did conducting it."

Carlos Puentes Mestril, PhD
University of Michigan


Learn more about the workshop

Who can attend?

This entry-level program is organized to educate STEM students who are interested in learning about the role of science in policy-making, to introduce them to the federal policy-making process, and to empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. The workshop is designed for students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields with limited experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy who want to learn more about science policy. 


What will students learn?

During the workshop, students will learn about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations processes, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. In addition, students will participate in interactive seminars about policymaking and communication.


Want more information about CASE?

Read about the experiences of previous CASE attendees on this page, and see what attendees are saying about the workshop on Twitter: #MakingOurCASE.

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Looking for more opportunities to explore science policy?

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CASE Founding Organizations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Institute of Physics

Association of American Universities

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

University of Colorado-Boulder


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