May 2019

1 May 2019
AGU Science Policy Alert 19-5

Highlights from our Voices for Science Workshop

2019 Voices for Science WorkshopAGU was thrilled to host a kick-off workshop for its new Voices for Science 2019-2020 cohort. This group of 35 scientists learned how to advocate for science through outreach activities such as congressional meetings, community events, and social media. The Policy Track met with 33 members of Congress to discuss their research and its importance to their states and districts. Members of the Media/Public Communications Track took a deep dive into learning how to use multi- and social media to share science, and three participants were interviewed for AGU’s Third Pod from the Sun podcast. Read about the new class, and the achievements of the 2018-2019 class.

Science Activation Workshop hosted by Dr. Lucy Jones Center and AGU in Los Angeles  

Learn how to get your science into the hands of decision-makers. At the Science Activation Workshop, attendees will examine the different techniques for communication in the scientific and policy worlds and create strategies to engage with policymakers through keynotes and workshop activities. Learn more and register today.

Support Accountability for Sexual Harassment in STEM

Both the House and Senate have introduced legislation aimed at tackling sexism in STEM Fields. The Combatting Sexual Harassment in Science Act of 2019 will authorize funds for research on discrimination in STEM and update professional standards. Write to your legislators to encourage them to support this bill or thank them for their support.

Share your Work with Your Member of Congress in August

Every August, members of Congress return to their states and districts for August recess. This six-week period is the perfect opportunity to meet locally with your legislators or invite them to your lab and/or institution to show them the value of your science. If you’re interested in engaging your legislators this August, sign up to receive information and resources.

Coming to D.C. Plan a Congressional Visit

In-person visits from constituents are 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 you have successful meetings.

To properly plan, AGU requests that you give us at least 2 weeks’ notice. If interested contact us at sciencepolicy@agu.org.