Journal Club Review: C-ROADS

November’s journal club was led by Sam Anderson (Graduate Student in Biochemistry). Journal club review was written by Kevin Lauterjung (Graduate Student in Biophysics). November’s journal club focused on the Climate Rapid Overview and Decision Support simulator (C-ROADS), which lets participants navigate the real world consequences of climate change policies. I know I’m going to … More Journal Club Review: C-ROADS

Second Annual Science Policy Symposium: A recap

By CaSP Secretary and Social Media Manager April MacIntyre, Sam Anderson, and Kevin Lauterjung.  On November 10, 2018, several CaSP members attended the daylong Second Annual Science Policy Symposium held at the Rockefeller University in New York City. The symposium was organized by the Science and Education Policy Association (SEPA) and the National Science Policy … More Second Annual Science Policy Symposium: A recap

December 05, 2018 – Science Communication: Challenges and Opportunities

On Wednesday December 05, 2018, CaSP has the honor of hosting a presentation by Dominique Brossard, professor and chair in the Life Sciences Communication department at UW-Madison. She will be speaking about her research, which studies the interplay of science, media, and policy. The event will be held in 2131 Biochemistry Building from 3:00 PM. … More December 05, 2018 – Science Communication: Challenges and Opportunities

Science Policy Predictions After the 2018 Midterms

Editorial written by Jenny Bratburd, CaSP member and a graduate student in Microbiology. In the 2018 midterms, many scientifically trained candidates won elections for the House of Representatives, including a doctor, nurse, and several engineers. Further, with Democrats controlling the House, leadership on committees will change. Notably on the Science, Space and Technology committee, climate … More Science Policy Predictions After the 2018 Midterms

Journal Club Review – Environmental concerns for local housing: A rock and a hard place

October’s journal club was led by Kevin Lauterjung (Graduate Student in Biophysics). Journal club review was written by Amanda Hurley (Postdoc in Jo Handelsman’s Lab). This October, CaSP’s journal club turned an eye towards local issues. Science communication played a central role in a recent debate about low-income housing placement in Dane County. As uncomfortable … More Journal Club Review – Environmental concerns for local housing: A rock and a hard place

November 16, 2018 – Science & Policy: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House

On Friday November 16, 2018, CaSP will be hosting a presentation by Kei Koizumi. He will be sharing his experience having worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Obama. The event will be held in the Orchard View Room at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery from 5:30 PM. Kei … More November 16, 2018 – Science & Policy: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House

“Science Policy 101: Tackling the Barriers Between Science and Government,” A recap

Article written by CaSP Secretary and Social Media Manager April MacIntyre In September 2018, CaSP received a grant from Research!America to hold a bipartisan civic engagement event. This initiative from Research!America aimed to encourage early career scientist science policy groups to engage with candidates for the 2018 midterm elections, and to enable these groups to … More “Science Policy 101: Tackling the Barriers Between Science and Government,” A recap

Journal Club Review – Crossroads of Genomics and Policy

September’s journal club was led by Eva Vasiljevic (Graduate Student in Population Health). Journal club review was written by Amanda Hurley (Postdoc in Jo Handelsman’s Lab). For many of us scientists, the word “genomics” conjures up images of the dusty, old 9-to-5 work.  For your average citizen, “Genomics” can be a trigger word, bringing up … More Journal Club Review – Crossroads of Genomics and Policy

“August is for Advocacy:” CaSP meets Senator Baldwin’s Representative

On September 6, three CaSP members and a CaSP member’s lab mate met with Flora Csontos, the Southern Regional Representative for US Senator Tammy Baldwin, at her Madison office. The purpose of the visit was to discuss current hot topics in science policy, including key points individual CaSP members wanted to get across. This meeting … More “August is for Advocacy:” CaSP meets Senator Baldwin’s Representative