Exciting Science Policy Opportunities for Summer

8 June 2017
AGU Science Policy Alert 17-12

Advocacy Spotlight – Tiziana Smith from MIT’s Science Policy Initiative

Check out Tiziana’s great account of her experience with the Science-Engineering-Technology Congressional Visits Day (SET-CVD) in April. Inspired by the science policy events at last year’s Fall Meeting, Tiziana took this opportunity to meet with her legislators to discuss the value of Earth science funding, especially for hydrologists like her.

Apply Today for Geosciences Congressional Visits Day (GEO-CVD) 2017

Join other Earth and space scientists at this fall event to discuss the importance of supporting federally-funded geoscience research with your legislators. Participants will attend a half-day workshop on 12 September and then meet with legislators on 13 September 2017. Now accepting applications on a rolling basis!

Troubled by the President’s FY18 Budget? You Can Do Something Right Now!

Congress has the final say on the budget. They need to hear from you NOW about the value of science to your local community. Stand with us and take a few minutes to tell your legislator why we need robust science funding to keep the nation’s scientific enterprise strong.

Past and Upcoming Webinars

Missed our What’s New? Science Policy Update webinar? View the recording on our webinars page, where you can also view previous ones and register for upcoming webinars. Our next webinar, focusing on district visits, will be held Thursday, 13 July at 2 p.m. ET.

AGU Vows to “strengthen scientific knowledge on climate”

Read AGU’s statement and Eos piece in response to the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.

Tell Us About Your Science Policy Actions

Have you recently met with, written to, or engaged with a congressional office to talk about the value of science? If so, we want to hear your story! Please fill out this short survey so that AGU can amplify your voice on Capitol Hill.