AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop & Cornell Doctoral Student Advocacy Day in Washington D.C.
CASE Workshop Dates: April 14-17, 2024
Travel Dates: April 14 & 17
Eligible Graduate Students: Voting Eligible Domestic STEM & Social Sciences Doctoral Students
Cornell Doctoral Student Advocacy Day Date: April 17
Travel Dates: April 16 & 17
Eligible Graduate Students: Voting Eligible Domestic Doctoral Students Across the Disciplines
Application Due Date: February 2, 2024 (11:59 pm ET)
About the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) CASE (Catalyzing Advocacy in Science & Engineering) Workshop
The AAAS CASE Workshop is open to voting-eligible, domestic doctoral students in STEM and social science graduate fields with limited prior experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy who want to learn more about science policy.
The program is organized to educate STEM and Social Science graduate students who are interested in learning about the role of science in policy-making, to introduce them to the federal policy-making process, and to empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. Participants will learn about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations processes, and tools for effective science communication and civil engagement. In addition, students will participate in interactive seminars about policy-making and communication.
Because we may only select three doctoral students to participate in the AAAS CASE Workshop and the Cornell Doctoral Student Advocacy Day, please do not apply unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from April 14 through April 17 and fully participate in the program.
About the Cornell Doctoral Student Advocacy Day
On April 17, Cornell doctoral students participating in CASE will join other Cornell doctoral students to engage in meetings with elected Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and current policy fellows. These meetings will be organized by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. In preparation for Advocacy Day, there will be a virtual training on March 19 from 12-1:00 pm led by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations to prepare participants for their Advocacy Day activities.
Because we may only select up to eight doctoral students to participate in the Cornell Doctoral Student Advocacy Day, please do not apply unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from the early morning of April 16 through the late evening of April 17 and fully participate in the program.
Support for participation in the AAAS CASE Workshop and the Cornell Doctoral Student Advocacy Day comes from the Graduate School, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Cornell Office of Federal Relations.
Should you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernández at email@example.com.