Science Policy 201: Advocacy in Action


Event Details


Do scientists and policymakers really work together? How can I as a scientist really impact policy?

Come learn how science can be used to positively impact society and meet other colleagues interested in science policy.

Refreshments will be served.

Featured Panelists:

Daniel N. Baker is Director of Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado – Boulder. He is Distinguished Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences at CU. He is also Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Professor of Physics, and Moog-Broad Reach Endowed Chair of Space Sciences. He has edited 8 books and published over 800 refereed papers. Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  National Associate of the U.S. Academy of Sciences and member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Member of the International Academy of Astronautics. The 2010 winner of the AIAA Van Allen Space Environments Medal and 2015 winner of IAGA Shen Kuo Medal. Member of 2006 U.S. National Space Weather Program Decadal Review and Chair of National Academies’ 2013-2022 Decadal Survey in Solar and Space Physics. Recent 2016 winner of Colorado Governor’s Award for High Impact Research.

Professor Delores Knipp is a Research Professor in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at University of Colorado Boulder, where she teaches a beginning graduate course on the Aerospace Environment and leads investigations on solar and atmospheric contributions to disturbances in Earth’s Space-Atmosphere Interaction Region.   She is a Senior Research Associate at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory.  Delores is currently Editor in Chief of AGU’s Space Weather Journal and the Space Weather Quarterly.  In addition to shaping the direction, aims and scope of the Journal, she writes editorials and commentaries for the Journal and AGU Editor’s Vox.

Seth Jonas is a team leader and researcher at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a federally funded research and development center that provides analysis of science and technology policy issues to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other U.S. Executive departments and agencies. At STPI, Dr. Jonas leads projects on infrastructure security and resilience, space weather, Federal government continuity, hazard preparedness, national security, and emergency preparedness communications. His work also includes metric development and science program evaluation. Before joining STPI, Dr. Jonas spent time as a fellow at Los Alamos and Brookhaven National Laboratories.

Bill Murtagh