Scientistsí Role in Policymaking: Communicating How Legislation Affects Research

Friday, 14 February 2014: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom F (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Scientists have the ability to relay information to policymakers at multiple stages of the legislative process. To many, the political process is somewhat complex and can be confusing. This workshop will allow scientists to develop an understanding of the legislative process and learn about successful strategies to communicate their research and ideas about science policy. Using examples of current legislation, workshop participants will read examples of bills under consideration by Congress and learn techniques to communicate their ideas about such legislation. The discussions during this session will mimic discussions in a legislative office. Resources for arranging and conducting meetings with Members of Congress will be available.
Aline McNaull, American Institute of Physics
Aline McNaull, American Institute of Physics