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2019 AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop & Cornell Advocacy Day

March 24, 2019 - March 27, 2019

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Workshop Dates: March 24-27
Cornell Advocacy Day Date: March 27
Travel Dates: March 24 & 27

Application Due Date: February 8

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The AAAS CASE Workshop is an exciting opportunity designed for doctoral students in STEM and social science graduate fields with limited prior experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy who want to learn more about science policy.

The program is organized to educate STEM and Social Science 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. Participants will learn about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations processes, and tools for effective science communication and civil engagement.  In addition, students will participate in interactive seminars about policy-making and communication. 

On March 27, Cornell students participating in CASE will also join Cornell doctoral and professional degree students to conduct meetings with elected Members of Congress and congressional staff. These meetings will be organized by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. In preparation for Advocacy Day, there will be an on-campus training from 12-1pm on March 20 in 341 Caldwell Hall led by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations to prepare participants for their Advocacy Day activities.

Support for participation in the CASE Workshop comes from the Graduate School and the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. Consideration will be given to all doctoral students in the STEM and social science graduate fields who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents. Priority consideration will be given to applicants affiliated with the Cornell BEST Program.

Because we may only select three doctoral students to participate in the CASE Workshop, please do not submit an application unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from March 24 through March 27 and fully participate in the program.

Should you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernández at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu or 607-255-5417.


March 24, 2019
March 27, 2019


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