MG Student Priscila Rodriguez Garcia Joins Fellow Buckeyes to Learn about Science Policy in D.C

March 5, 2018
Priscila Marie Rodriguez Garcia

The Battelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs has announced the selection of four Ohio State University students who will attend the American Association for the Advancement of Science workshop “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering” in Washington, D.C., March 18 to 21. 

Jonathan Ogland-Hand, PhD student in Environmental Science; Miguel Lopez Jr, PhD student in Biomedical Sciences, Natalie Hurst; BS student in Public Policy; andPriscila Rodriguez Garcia, PhD student in Molecular Genetics were selected from a competitive pool of students across Ohio State's colleges and departments. 

In Washington, the students will learn about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and the appropriations process, the role of science in policy-making, and tools for effective science communication and civic engagement. Additionally, they will conduct meet with Ohio’s elected members of Congress and congressional staff.

A national coalition of scientific and engineering societies, universities, and academic organizations created this exciting opportunity. The entry-level program is organized to empower students with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. The workshop is designed for students in science, technology, engineering, and math fields, with limited experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy who want to learn more about science policy.

CASE Founding Organizations:
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Institute of Physics
Association of American Universities
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Colorado-Boulder

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