The CASE Workshop is an exciting opportunity for upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics and engineering disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy.
Note about upcoming CASE Workshops:
As of now, we anticipate that the next full CASE Workshop will take place in the fall of 2021, but we do not have concrete dates for the workshop or application deadlines. AAAS will also determine whether to hold the workshop virtually or in-person. We will continue to communicate updates, but in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to our office with any questions at email@example.com.
"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 three-and-a-half day program in Washington, DC, 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. On the last day of the program, students will have the option to form teams and conduct meetings with their elected Members of Congress and congressional staff.
Want more information about CASE?
Please send questions about the workshop to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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