Dear PS student members:
If you are interested in learning first-hand about policy and science in Washington, D.C., please read about the exciting opportunity from AAAS, below. If it sounds like something you would value participating in, please indicate the nature of your interest in one paragraph in an email to Sandy Carlson ([email protected]).
- Why you would like to participate
- How the AAAS CASE Workshop relates to your interests in science — paleontology in particular, and
- What you would hope to learn from the experience
If Sandy receives responses from interested PS student members, the PS Government Affairs committee will evaluate the responses, select up to two students to attend, and register the PS for this event. Upperclass students (junior or senior year) as well as graduate students are eligible to apply. What a great opportunity!
The Paleontological Society will pay the $250 registration fee plus travel and lodging during the workshop for up to two students to participate. The Paleontological Society must register by Dec. 20, so please contact Sandy no later than December 13 if you wish to participate.
Best wishes and good luck!
The Paleontological Society Council
The AAAS Office of Government Relations is excited to announce that the 7th annual CASE Workshop: Catalyzing Advocacy for Science and Engineering will take place March 29-April 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Created by a coalition of scientific and engineering societies, universities, and academic organizations, CASE presents an exciting opportunity for upperclassmen and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn about science policy and advocacy.
We invite you to be a sponsoring institution for the upcoming 2020 CASE Workshop. Any university or professional, scientific, and/or engineering society may become a sponsor and select up to four students to send to Washington, DC for the workshop. Sponsoring institutions are responsible for a $250 registration fee per student, as well as all associated travel and lodging costs for your student(s).
Students who are selected by their institution to participate in the workshop will spend several days learning about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. Sponsoring institutions are responsible for coordinating (optional) Congressional visits on Capitol Hill for their students for the final day of the workshop – Wednesday, April 1 – and are welcome to accompany them.
For additional details about the CASE Workshop, please go to http://www.aaas.org/case.
Attention all potential university and society sponsors: If you would like to sponsor students from your institution, please send an email containing the name, email address and phone number for the person who will serve as your institution’s point of contact to [email protected] and cc [email protected] with the subject line: “2020 CASE Sponsoring Institution.” The deadline to register as a sponsoring institution is December 20, 2019 or when the workshop reaches capacity; space is limited and is first-come, first-served. We will confirm your institution’s participation, and then follow up in January with information regarding the hotel block and workshop logistics, your deadline for selecting students, etc.
Any additional questions may be directed to Joanne Carney ([email protected]).
AAAS Office of Government Relations Team
Joanne Padrón Carney