June 3, 2021: How to Run for Public Office. Elected officials Michaela Tonking (Board member of the Incline Valley General Improvement District) and Lloyd Levine (former member of the California State Legislature) shared their experiences running for public office!
April 29, 2021: Science Policy Fellowships: Past, Present and Future. Derreck Carter-House, Danielle Delany, Agnes Varghese and Stephanie Piper, former and current invited fellows, shared their experiences, challenges and most rewarding moments of their fellowships in legislative offices. They provided crucial insights into how they became fellows and how this experiences have had an impact in their professional pathways.
March 27, 2021: Getting involved in Science Policy Workshop, UC Chemical Symposium: Workshop presented by Morgan Dundon & Kavya Samudrala, introducing UC scientists on how to engage and participate in policymaking processes.
February 18: Picture a Scientist: Reflection, Discussion and Action for Women in STEM. A reflection on the documentary "Picture a Scientist," and discussion of actionable steps to increase equity for women in STEM with guest moderators and UCR agents of change.
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.
If interested in the full report, it can be found here.
Here are the readings from that meeting:
Recommendations for the National Strategic Pandemic-Response Stockpile
Recommendations for the Coming COVID-19 Commission
"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!
October 20, 2020: Palm Desert Center: Science Policy Slam: S2P participants pitched policy ideas to policymakers in the spirit of UC Grad Slam!
October 16 and 22, 2020: Science Policy Certificate Course Information Session and Q&A
June 11, 2020: Certificate Completion Ceremony, Science Policy Graduate Certificate 2020 Cohort
March 6, 2020: 2020 Vision: The Future of California Agriculture, an agriculture policy event sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology.
January 24, 2020: How to Write an Elevator Pitch Workshop, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
November 1-3, 2019: National Science Policy Symposium
October 11-12, 2019: Policy Hackathon: groups focused on school shootings and the Salton Sea
October 2, 2019: Mock Legislative Hearing on the Inland Empire
July 11-13, 2019: Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop in San Diego
April 2, 2019: Certificate Completion Ceremony for Science to Policy Certificate 2019 cohort
October 23, 2018: Science Communication workshop
August 30, 2018: STEM Public Speaking workshop
April 20, 2018: Science to Policy Program Convocation