Be a Voice for Science in 2018

7 February 2018
AGU Science Policy Alert 18-1

Webinar: 5 Things to Watch in 2018

Join us for our first science policy webinar of 2018 on Thursday, 15 February at 2pm ET. This webinar will give you the rundown of the current policy landscape; including: what to expect for federal funding for FY19, how the 2018 elections will impact the legislative agenda, and science legislation on the horizon. Register Today! 

Students: Apply for Scholarship to Science Policy Workshop in Washington, D.C.

For the fourth year, AGU is sponsoring a student member to attend the AAAS “Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop” in Washington, D.C. from 18-21 March 2018. If you are a student with limited public policy experience but a great deal of interest in the legislative process, apply to this workshop on Congress, the federal budget process, and science communication. Applications due 11 February. Learn more.

Be a Voice for Science

The Voices for Science program is designed give those with an interest in science policy the unique opportunity to hone their skills while working directly with AGU staff to conduct outreach within their own communities. Throughout the year you will receive personalized support, plus AGU will bring you to Washington, D.C.: for an in-depth training workshop in April, and for targeted events at the 2018 Fall Meeting. Applications due 15 February. Learn more and apply today. 

Recap: Climate Science Day 2018 

Did you know AGU just celebrated Climate Science Day? Don’t know what that is? Check out Rachel Kirpes’ takeover of AGU’s Instagram during her day of Hill visits. To learn more about future congressional visits days here. 

Visting Washington, D.C.? 

Consider taking a couple of hours to meet with your legislators to share your science while in town. In-person visits from constituents can be one of the most effective ways to persuade a member of Congress to act or take a position on an issue. AGU will prepare, guide, and accompany you on your visits to ensure that your meetings are successful. To properly plan, AGU requests that you give us at least two weeks notice. If interested, contact us at sciencepolicy@agu.org. 

Budget Watch

The President’s fiscal year 2019 budget request, outlining his priorities and budget for all federal agencies, is scheduled for release on Monday, 12 February. Check out sciencepolicy.agu.org next week for more information on the budget and what it means for science.