310 Science Policy Graduate Student Luncheon

Oral Session
Special Sessions
Sponsored by Monsanto Company. The ACS237.1 Graduate Student Committee and the A537 ASA, C537 CSSA, S592 SSSA Science Policy Committees are sponsoring a science policy and advocacy luncheon for graduate students with an interest in learning more about science policy and the advocacy opportunities that the Science Policy Offices provides. The most effective advocacy campaigns are able to motivate and mobilize their grassroots base. Policy-makers in Washington want to hear from their constituents directly, so we in the Science Policy Office want to create greater knowledge and interest in science policy with graduate student members. Graduate students are at a unique position in their career path where the funding and policy decisions made today not only affect your current research goals, but also your future career options. We will discuss the role science plays in the policy development process; describe how congressional action (or inaction) affects you, and why it is critical for graduate students to play a greater role in advocacy. Science Policy Office staff and/or Congressional Visits Day alumni will lead small group discussions at each table. This will provide students with the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions with a person who can give them an insight into science policy and the ways to be an effective advocate for science and research. The session will also include a panel of speakers, including the Congressional Science Fellow and former CVD participants that will give short presentations on their science advocacy experiences. The session is intended to be interactive and provide graduate students with the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion. Registration is required for this session. Please see the Grad Student web page for more information. www.acsmeetings.org/graduates
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Marriott Tampa Waterside, Room 5 and 6

Karl E. Anderson
12:00 PM
Introductory Remarks
12:05 PM
Science Policy in Action: A Panel Discussion on Grad Student Engagement in Advocacy.
Karl E. Anderson, ACSESS; Samantha Shoaf, Oklahoma State University
1:00 PM
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