Past Events




December 17, 2020: Science to Policy Reading Group Special Guest, where we hosted Dr. Julianna McCall, co-director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to discuss the California Surgeon General's report on Adverse Childhood Experiences.

Julianne McCall Reading Group


Links to the Executive Summary and Education Brief here!

If interested in the full report, it can be found here.

November 12, 2020: Science to Policy Reading Group Special Guest, where we hosted Dr. Maxine Savitz! She was a member of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (OPCAST) Ad-Hoc Pandemic Response Group and Vice President of the National Academy of Engineering. 
Maxine Savitz


Here are the readings from that meeting:

Recommendations for the National Strategic Pandemic-Response Stockpile
Report, 5/20/2020

Recommendations for the Coming COVID-19 Commission
Report, 9/21/2020

"Contact tracing is essential to preventing another spike in coronavirus infections"
Op-ed, The Boston Globe, 7/13/2020

October 21, 2020: Riverside Mayoral Race and California Proposition Forum, where UCR students could learn about California propositions on the ballot and Riverside's local mayoral election directly from the candidates! 

Candidate Forum Flyer

October 20, 2020: Palm Desert Center: Science Policy Slam: S2P participants pitched policy ideas to policymakers in the spirit of UC Grad Slam! 

Policy Slam Flyer


Science Policy Slam Screenshot




October 16 and 22, 2020: Science Policy Certificate Course Information Session and Q&A

2021 Certificate Program Flyer

June 11, 2020: Certificate Completion Ceremony, Science Policy Graduate Certificate 2020 Cohort

Zoom graduation

March 6, 2020: 2020 Vision: The Future of California Agriculture, an agriculture policy event sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology.

Flyer for agriculture policy day event
Ag Day Photo





January 24, 2020: How to Write an Elevator Pitch Workshop, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Leading the workshop












November 1-3, 2019: National Science Policy Symposium

Students at the conference

October 11-12, 2019: Policy Hackathon: groups focused on school shootings and the Salton Sea

S2P Hackathon

October 2, 2019: Mock Legislative Hearing on the Inland Empire

Mock Hearing

July 11-13, 2019: Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop in San Diego

May 10, 2019: R'SciCom with Brian Lin



April 19, 2019: Science F.A.R.E. (Fellowships, Advising, Running for Office, and Engagement) Day at UCR

April 18, 2019: UC-Center Sacramento STEM Solutions Training Workshop

April 2, 2019: Certificate Completion Ceremony for Science to Policy Certificate 2019 cohort



February 26, 2019:  #shareyourscience Social Media Workshop

January 28, 2019:  Op-Ed Writing Workshop




October 24, 2018:  AAAS CASE workshop, partnered with AAAS

October 23, 2018:  Science Communication workshop

August 30, 2018:  STEM Public Speaking workshop

July 26, 2018:  Translating Science workshop, partnered with CE-CERT

April 20, 2018: Science to Policy Program Convocation