Science Policy Mini-Symposium: Recap

The 2017 Wisconsin Science Festival was held from November 2nd to the 5th at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. As part of this year’s program, CaSP was the proud organizer of the Making a Difference: Science Policy for Scientists (and Those Interested in Science) Mini-Symposium. The forum was broken into three sections (2 panel discussions … More Science Policy Mini-Symposium: Recap

November 2, 2017 – Making a Difference: Science Policy for Scientists (and Those Interested in Science)

As part of the Wisconsin Science Festival CaSP has helped coordinate a three-part mini-symposium to give members of the research community—including students, postdocs, staff and faculty—insights into how to make a difference right now as well as how to turn an interest in science policy into a career. Below is the schedule of events and … More November 2, 2017 – Making a Difference: Science Policy for Scientists (and Those Interested in Science)

The Need for Science in Forensic Science: September Monthly Topic

If you are like me, when you hear “forensic science”, you first think of the TV series CSI. You imagine a team of scientific investigators digging to the bottom of a case, leaving no stone unturned, no evidence un-analyzed, no suspect unconsidered. You think of investigators who have time to devote to a single complicated … More The Need for Science in Forensic Science: September Monthly Topic

CaSP’s Fall Program

CaSP’s fall program has been scheduled!  More details to come, but save the dates: Grad Student Orientation Fair August 30, 11am-1pm – come meet CaSP at the Grad Student Orientation Fair! Journal Club CaSP has a monthly journal club, where a CaSP member presents on a topic, shares articles on the topic, and initiates discussion. Fall … More CaSP’s Fall Program

How Do we Improve Science Literacy? Our August Monthly Topic

Last month, we focused on articles and ideas regarding the importance of scientific literacy, answering the questions: what is scientific literacy, who needs it, and why?  This month, we focus on the question of how to improve scientific literacy. Thinking scientifically does not come naturally, even to scientists. However, scientists have the luxury of years … More How Do we Improve Science Literacy? Our August Monthly Topic

CaSP members will attend a local town hall meeting June 4th

On June 4, CaSP members are going to attend a town hall meeting at the Lake Hills Community Center, featuring Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R) of the WI 5th Congressional District. Jim Sensenbrenner has represented the 5th district since 1979.  The 5th district is the most Republican district in the state of Wisconsin, and includes many … More CaSP members will attend a local town hall meeting June 4th

Policy Events in Madison – Fall 2016

Policy Events on Campus — Fall 2016 Looking for science policy events this semester? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of a variety of science policy related talks, career development opportunities and outreach happening this semester on or around campus Elections! Election Day! Tuesday, November 8th  at your local polling place Make a difference … More Policy Events in Madison – Fall 2016