Wish someone would explain basic science to congress?
Why not you?
Interested in getting into science policy? The Graduate Science and Technology Policy Certificate is a great place to start.
Society needs experts to do more than simply provide knowledge; experts must play a central role in helping society to secure the benefits of investment in knowledge, and in helping to protect against the misuse or unintended consequences of knowledge.
To provide graduate students with an opportunity to supplement their training with rigorous knowledge and useful skills at the interface of science, technology, policy and society, the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) established a Graduate Interdisciplinary Certificate in Science and Technology Policy (STP). The Certificate focuses on training graduate students to better understand the broader societal role of their specialized training.
This talk by Lisa Dilling, a CSTPR faculty member, provided an informal introduction to the requirements of the STP certificate, shared statistics about the types of careers that students with the certificate have embarked upon, and highlighted ways for students to engage with science and technology policy from any disciplinary background.
More information about the STP certificate: sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/students/
Lisa Dilling is Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and a member of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is Director of the Western Water Assessment, a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment project that studies and facilitates the use of climate information in decision making in the Intermountain West. Her scholarship focuses on decision making, the use of information and science policies related to climate change, adaptation, carbon management and geoengineering. Her current projects examine drought in urban water systems, water governance and climate change, municipal adaptation to hazards, decision making in public lands management, and knowledge for adaptation among pastoralists. She has authored numerous articles and is co-editor of the book, “Creating a Climate for Change: Communicating climate change and facilitating social change” from Cambridge University Press. She teaches courses on policy theory and practice, energy policy, science and technology policy, learning to conduct research, introductory environmental studies, and climate policy.
More info about Lisa: sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/about_us/meet_us/lisa_dilling/