The CASE Workshop program is open to universities and professional scientific or engineering societies that would like to provide an opportunity for their students to come to Washington, DC, and learn about science policy. Students who are selected by their institution to participate in the workshop will spend several days learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement.
Sponsoring institutions may send up to four students and are responsible for a $250 registration fee per student, as well as all associated travel and lodging costs for their students. In addition, staff at sponsoring universities and professional societies are responsible for scheduling visits to Capitol Hill, and are welcome to accompany participating students during those visits.
Students being sponsored by their university or society should NOT complete the AAAS student application.
Please consider the following when selecting your participating students: To be eligible to participate in the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop, students must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate (preferably an upperclassmen) or graduate degree program (including double majors) in one of the following fields:
- Biological, physical, or earth sciences
- Computational sciences and mathematics
- Engineering disciplines
- Medical and health sciences
- Social and behavioral sciences
Students from foreign countries are eligible to attend if they are studying here in the U.S.
BECOMING A SPONSORING INSTITUTION
To sponsor students from your university or scientific/engineering society, please send an email containing the name, email address and phone number for the person who will serve as your institution’s point of contact to email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “2020 CASE Sponsoring Institution.” Institutions may sponsor between 1-4 students to attend the workshop. Institutions must register before the deadline, but space is limited and is first-come, first-served; registration will end early if the workshop reaches capacity.
This will be the seventh year for the CASE Workshop. The first six years were a great success; to read the reactions from the students who participated in the inaugural event, read this AAAS story.
Previous sponsoring institutions