Pathways for Scientist Participation in Policymaking

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room 207 (Hynes Convention Center)
For scientists outside the policy realm, the policymaking process can seem like a black box. This workshop, consisting of short talks and questions/answers with attendees, will crack open the black box and provide insight into policymaking and the ways scientists at various career stages can engage with it. Participants will learn how policy is made, with a focus on legislative and agency contexts. A panel of scientists from different disciplines and career pathways will share their experiences within the policy realm, from providing expert testimony and translating science for general audiences to directly contributing to policy development. Participants will gain a greater appreciation of the policy world and the diverse ways to interact in it.
Scott Sellars, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Angee Doerr, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
Amber Mace, California Council on Science and Technology,
Nathan Phillips, Boston University and William H. Hooke, American Meteorological Society (AMS)
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