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 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
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 is initiating Monthly Topics, where each month we will focus on a topic related to science policy. Each week we will explore a different issue surrounding the month’s topic, with a blog post, and links to relevant articles exploring the topic in more depth. For the first month, we will be focusing on the … More Monthly Topic: Science Literacy
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 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
On Tuesday, September 20, CaSP hosted our first event of the year — a kickoff panel! We invited experts from around campus in all kinds of disciplines under the umbrella of science policy: Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, and directs … More Kicking Off the Year Right!
Come hear Prof. Constance Steinkuehler Squire explain how her research on video games led her to do science policy for the White House! Yes, this is a real event. Yes, it’s gonna be awesome. In 2011-2012, Prof. Steinkuehler Squire, who co-directs the center for Games+Learning+Society at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, served in … More Video Games AND Science Policy?!? YES!
Monday, 2/15, 7:30pm, Elvehjem Building L160: Iain McCalman, History Professor at the University of Sydney and Co-Director of the Sydney Environment Institute, will deliver a lecture on how a 1908 “science safari” by Theodore Roosevelt, undertaken in a spirit of exploration and conservation, ultimately accelerated the explotation of Africa’s natural ecosystems. For CaSP members, this is an … More Environmental Science Policy… from the PAST!