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Science Policy Bootcamp: Fundamentals of Science Policy

January 6, 2020 | 9:00 am
Rotunda Multipurpose Room

This is a week-long event that runs from Jan 6 to Jan 10. The program runs from 9:00AM to 12:00PM each day. There is an optional breakfast each morning at 8:00AM with special guests. 


Register for the UVA Science Policy Bootcamp here



Monday, January 6: Fundamentals of Science Policy

8:00AM            Optional breakfast with UVA delegates to AAAS CASE Workshop and leadership from UVA’s Science Policy Initiative

Today’s session will be an introduction to science policy, including the policy process and key players. 

Tuesday, January 7: Communicating with Policymakers Workshop featuring Abby Olena

8:00AM           Optional breakfast with UVA Mirzayan Fellows

Today’s workshop will be a led by Abby Olena, science communication trainer. She will lead us on how to write for policymaking audiences. 

Wednesday, January 8: Science Policy at the State Level

8:00AM           Optional breakfast with organizers of the COVES Science Policy Fellowship. 

Stay tuned for details.

Thursday, January 9: Science Policy at the International Level

8:00AM           Breakfast with UVA AAAS S&T Policy Fellows

Stay tuned for details.

Friday, January 10: Science Policy at the Federal Level, Policy Simulation featuring Mark Bayer of Bayer Strategic Consulting

8:00AM           Optional breakfast with guest instructor Mark Bayer

Today’s session will be a full policy simulation in which all participants take on a policy role.