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Cornell Graduate Student Advocacy Day

When:
March 20, 2018 - 10:00am to March 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Contact Name: Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernandez
Contact email: grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu

Description

Application Due Date: February 9
 
This exciting opportunity is designed for graduate and professional degree students who are U.S. Citizens and want to learn more about public policy.

On March 21, Cornell graduate and professional degree students selected to participate in the Cornell Advocacy Day will join Cornell STEM doctoral students already in D.C. for a science policy workshop, 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 advance of Advocacy Day, there will be an on-campus training led by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations to prepare participants for their Advocacy Day activities.
 
Because we may only select a limited number of students to participate in this opportunity, please do not submit an application unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from March 20 through March 21 and fully participate in the program.
 
Although consideration will be given to all graduate and professional degree students that apply for this opportunity, this year, priority consideration will be given to those from Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington and Wyoming. All of these states are represented on the House Education and Workforce Committee and/or the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  These committees are responsible for authorizing the federal student aid programs, which we will be discussing with the Congressional offices during the Advocacy Day on March 21.
 
Should you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernández at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu or 255-5417.

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