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The 2018 Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop took place March 18–21, 2018

2018 CASE cohort

Program Overview:  A coalition of scientific and engineering societies, universities, and academic organizations has created an exciting opportunity for upper-class undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy.


This entry-level program is organized to educate graduate 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.


Students will participate in a three-and-a-half day program in Washington, DC, March 18-21, 2018. Participants 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 policy-making and communication. 


On Wednesday, students will have the option to form teams and conduct meetings with their elected Members of Congress and congressional staff.


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


Student testimonial from the first CASE workshop, conducted in 2014: