The first month of 2018 passed by quickly and the CaSP leadership team is working hard on planning great events for the spring and summer. One event series that we invite all interested parties to attend is our monthly Science Policy Journal Club. Journal clubs are informal discussions on a specific science policy topic lead … More February: Energy Exploration Part III
Starting this month, we will be posting journal club reviews on this blog. Journal clubs are typically held on the third Wednesday of every month (subject to change) and is an informal discussion on a specific science policy topic lead by different members of CaSP. These reviews will be a summary of the discussions and … More Journal Club Review – Deforestation: Policy and Action
Happy New Year! The new year is often a time to reflect on the previous year’s successes and failures, and resolve to do better. In 2017, we successfully started our forensic science policy initiative and organized the science policy event at the Wisconsin Science Festival. Thank you for helping make 2017 a successful year for … More Happy New Year!
Today CaSP hosted a workshop on writing a letter to the editor. In case you couldn’t make it, we want to share a few tips! Our panelists included Phil Hands from the Wisconsin State Journal, UW Writing Instructor Jeff Godsey, and Column Contributor / UW Professor of Pediatrics Dr. Dipesh Navsaria. Here are the steps … More Want to Write a Letter to the Editor?
As winter starts to go into full swing, many of us will start to see our energy bills go up due to the increased amount of energy consumption associated with heating our homes. For most of us, heating is just one of many necessities and luxuries that consume a significant amount of energy. However, as … More December Theme: Energy Part I
Our co-president Samantha Anderson was recently invited by Research!America to write a blog post for their website. The piece was published today. Check it out: http://www.researchamerica.org/blog/wisconsin-students-not-content-sit-sidelines
Letters to the editor are a core parts of many newspapers and periodicals and are a common method used by citizens to publicly voice their opinions regarding current events. However, for those who have no experience writing a letter to the editor, the task may appear daunting.We may be stuck asking questions such as: What … More Letter to the Editor: Upcoming Event!
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
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)