CCHE would like to alert you to the National Science Policy Symposium coming up November 1-3, 2019 on the UW-Madison campus ~
The annual National Science Policy Network (NSPN) symposium is a two-day event focused on bringing together early career scientists with an interest science policy, advocacy and diplomacy. Intended for all levels of experience, the schedule includes speakers, panels and workshops, and aims to provide an environment where scientists nationwide can interact and form connections that will lead to new collaborations and projects.
Science-based issues such as climate change, medical ethics, and cybersecurity have risen to the forefront of public interest in recent years, due in part to the current political climate. However, the disproportionate consequences of such issues on various vulnerable populations, both practical and ethical in nature, are often left out of the conversation. Therefore, the theme of this year’s event is Leveraging Science and Technology to Benefit Marginalized Populations. This theme will serve to educate both scientists and non-scientists on social issues they may not have been aware of, and will connect attendees with current advocacy initiatives intended to benefit populations in need.
This year’s symposium is organized by Catalysts for Science Policy – a graduate student and post-doc led organization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The group educates early career scientists on the intersection of science and policy, explores policy oriented career paths, and fosters communication between science advocates and the greater Madison community.
Programming will take place at the Discovery Building (330 N. Orchard St.) and Union South (1308 W. Dayton St.) in Madison.
Event flyer: National Science Policy Symposium 2019 (PDF)