June Theme: Environmental Law and Policy II

In the month of May, CaSP had the honor of a welcoming to campus Howard Learner, the President and Executive Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC).Howard gave an informative and enjoyable seminar on the current state of environmental policy. The talk touched on a number of subjects including the current state of … More June Theme: Environmental Law and Policy II

What is Scott Pruitt’s “secret science?:” an in depth analysis of the EPA proposed rule “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science”

In April 2018, the EPA proposed a rule titled, “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science.” The goal of this rule is to make data for “pivotal regulatory science” available to the public for “independent validation.” Supporters of the rule cite that billions of dollars that will be saved upon removing unnecessary regulations. Opponents are worried that … More What is Scott Pruitt’s “secret science?:” an in depth analysis of the EPA proposed rule “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science”

Journal Club Review – The 14 Day Rule

May’s journal club was lead by Caitlin Warlick-Short (Graduate Student in Timothy Gomez’s lab). Journal club review was written by Grant Hisao (Postdoc in Katie Henzler-Wildman’s Lab). Pregnancy termination is a highly contentious social issue that has been in our political discourse for over forty years. With each election and legislative cycle, the issue continues … More Journal Club Review – The 14 Day Rule

May 21, 2018 – Transforming the fight against climate change in the Midwest; Seminar by Howard Learner

On Monday May 21, 2018, CaSP will be hosting a seminar by Howard Learner, the President and Executive Director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center. The topic of his seminar is climate change with primary focus on the Midwest. The event will be held in Microbial Sciences Building room 2511 from 10:00 AM. To … More May 21, 2018 – Transforming the fight against climate change in the Midwest; Seminar by Howard Learner

May 11, 2018 – Science Policy Careers Panel

In partnership with the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, CaSP will be hosting a Science Policy Careers Panel on Friday, May 11 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM. We will have four distinguished speakers (bios below) and the event will be held in the Orchard View Room in the Discovery Building (third floor; take the elevators by … More May 11, 2018 – Science Policy Careers Panel

Journal Club Review – What happened to the “Science” of Forensics?

April’s journal club was lead by Jenny Bratburd. Journal club review was written by Amanda Hurley (Postdoc in Jo Hanelsman’s lab). “There was no error rate,” declared an expert witness who took the stand in a 2010 murder case when asked about his ballistic firearm analysis. Science is an industry of evolving hypotheses, constantly remodeling … More Journal Club Review – What happened to the “Science” of Forensics?

Journal Club Review – Carbon Capture and Storage

March’s journal club was lead by Chelsea Crooks. Journal club review was written by Amanda Hurley (Postdoc in Jo Hanelsman’s lab). “What if climate change is a hoax and we created a better world for NOTHING?” While the federal government stalls on carbon emission legislation, CaSP’s Wednesday journal club addressed the possibility of another climate … More Journal Club Review – Carbon Capture and Storage