Working with Congress: Introduction to Science and Policy

Friday, 13 February 2015: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Room 212 (San Jose Convention Center)
The political agenda is dominated by many issues that have roots in science and technology, from investing in research and education to setting policies on hydraulic fracturing and climate change. The White House and the new U.S. Congress will continue to battle over a range of science and technology policy issues. Scientists and engineers need to be more engaged at many levels, but must first have an understanding of the relationship between science and public policy, as well as the cultural divide between scientists and policy-makers. This workshop will provide an introduction to science and technology policy, what it means, who are the players, and the range of ways that scientists can be engaged.
Joanne P. Carney, AAAS Office of Government Relations
Aline McNaull, American Institute of Physics,
Erin Heath, AAAS Office of Government Relations and Toby Smith, Association of American Universities