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STEM Policy & Advocacy Workshop: Making Your Voice Heard

Monday, November 06, 2017,
  • Location: Wilson Hall • 111 21St Ave S • Nashville, TN 37240
Monday, November 6th
10:45 am – 5:30 pm (lunch included)  
must be able to attend the entire time
Wilson Hall & Student Life Center
Application Deadline, Friday, Oct. 20th at 12pm
To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017-VU-STEM-policy.

Open to STEM & Social Science graduate students and postdocs; 50 will be selected. This three-part workshop is designed to help researchers understand the history of federal funding for university research, develop practical communication strategies to engage policymakers about STEM research, and learn the do’s and don’ts of engaging the public with social media.

Please note: If you are unable to attend the full day, but wish to attend the keynote and/or social media seminar, a separate registration for those events will open on October 20th.

Keynote address by Tobin (Toby Smith), Vice President for Policy at the Association of American Universities

"Engaging Policymakers" workshop facilitated by the American Advancement for the Association of Science (AAAS)

“Engaging the Public with Social Media” seminar facilitated by AAAS

Sponsored by the Vanderbilt Graduate School, BRET Office of Career Development, Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Vanderbilt Science Policy Group