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2017 CASE Agenda

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Kimpton Palomar Hotel DC
2121 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Metro Station: Dupont Circle (Red line)
5:00 PM
Registration Opens
5:30 PM
Joanne Carney, Director, Office of Government Relations, AAAS
From CASE Student to Science Policy Fellow 
Dr. Jesús Alvelo, 2017-2018 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at
the National Science Foundation, 2014 CASE participant
Introduction to U.S. Science and Technology Policy
Toby Smith, VP for Policy, Association of American Universities
This session will introduce you to the history of S&T Policy, the different cultures of science
and policy, and ways that advocates build bridges between the two worlds.
6:45 PM
Networking Reception


Monday, March 19, 2018

AAAS Headquarters
2nd Floor Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Metro Statio: Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue/Silver lines)
8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome and Overview of Workshop Goals
9:30 AM
Introduction to Federal Budget Process
Matthew Hourihan, Program Director, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program
The U.S. research enterprise, scientific discovery and American innovation have
been grounded on the critical foundation of federal investments. This session will
introduce you to the complex federal budget process and the competing priorities and
fiscal challenges that make it difficult to fund the government. 
11:30 AM
Meet with AAAS CEO
Rush Holt, Chief Executive Officer of AAAS, former U.S. Representative for New Jersey’s 12th district (1999-2015)
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
Introduction to OSTP: Role and Impact to S&T Policy
Lloyd Whitman, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
2:00 PM
Congress: Its Structure and Processes
Judy Schneider, Specialist on the Congress, Government and Finance Division
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress 
Civics class and Schoolhouse Rock cannot prepare you for the reality of policymaking.
This candid session will give you a lasting impression of how Congress really works.
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
How Science Policy is Made: Current and Future Outlook for Science Policy 
David Goldston, MIT Washington Office
Daniel Sarewitz, Arizona State University
The world of science policy shifts as political players change, bringing new challenges
and opportunities. At the same time, the scientific enterprise itself may introduce its own
challenges that could impact policy and politics. We’ll hear from S&T policy experts on
the current and future outlook for science policy. 
5:00 PM
End of Session
6:00 PM
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant
425 7th Street
Washington, D.C. 20004
Metro Station: Gallery Place/Chinatown


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

AAAS Headquarters
2nd Floor Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Metro Statio: Metro Center (Red/Orange/Blue/Silver lines)
8:30 AM
Representative Bill Foster, U.S. House of Representatives (D-IL)
9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
9:30 AM
Federal Agency Perspectives
Julia Jester, U.S. Geological Survey
Karen Pearce, Naional Science Foundation
Lyric Jorgenson, National Institutes of Health
What is it like to work in a federal research agency? In the second of our sessions focused
on the executive branch, hear from science policy professionals about the jobs they do,
the issues they cover, and how their work fits into the broader S&T policy landscape. 
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
How Congressional Offices and Committees Operate 
Alicia Brown, Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Minority Staff
Sam Love, Office of Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO)
Ariel Marshall, Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Andrew Mooney, Office of Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL)
Samantha Warren, Office of Rep. Bill Foster (D-IL)
Jennifer Wickre, House Science, Space and Technology Committee Majority Staff
A panel discussion on the various roles that congressional staff play and the difference
between those who work in House versus Senate; and the differences between
personal offices and committee offices.
12:00 PM
1:30 PM
Communicating Science
Emily Cloyd, AAAS
This session will focus on effective science communication and
understanding your audience. 
2:30 PM
How to Have a Successful Hill Visit
Sean Gallagher, AAAS
This session will focus on how to have a successful Hill visit, including what to say in
your congressional visits. 
4:00 PM
Breakout Sessions
This is the time to break into groups to plan and practice for your Hill visits. 
5:00 PM
Wrap up and Strategy Session
AAAS Office of Government Relations Staff
Final thoughts about how to use what you’ve learned once you get back to campus.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Various Congressional Office Buildings on Capitol Hill
Metro Station: Capitol South (Blue/Silver/Orange lines) or Union Station (Red line)
All Day
Congressional Visits
(Visits are optional, scheduled by sponsoring institution)
4:00 PM
Post Mortem Meet Up at Tortilla Coast (Optional)
All students are invited to meet for drinks at a popular Capitol Hill
watering hole to discuss how your Hill visits went. AAAS staff will be
available starting at 4:00 pm.
Location: Corner of 1st & D Streets SE at the Capitol South Metro Station
(Orange/Blue/Silver lines).