Resources from UCR Science to Policy
How can scientists get involved in policy?
If you want to learn the basics of contacting legislators, check out this infographic made by our cabinet member, Morgan Dundon!
What can graduate students do to help during the COVID-19 pandemic?
If you are feeling powerless during the pandemic and want to help, check out this infographic made by our cabinet member, Stephanie Piper!
Wondering how you can protect yourself from the novel coronavirus?
Here's an infographic made by our previous chair, Dr. Derreck Carter-House!
Science Policy Career Guide from CCST
A group of the California Council for Science and Technology (CCST) alumni put together a science policy career guide, which is a wonderful resource for scientists at all levels!
Keep up-to-date with your California legislature through the LegInfo website:
- Get daily updates about California Congressional activities
- Follow introduced bills through various steps of the policymaking process
- Search through the bill archive
- Read up on the current laws of California
The National Science Policy Network (NSPN) is a continental network for early-career scientists and engineers involved in science policy, diplomacy, and advocacy. Divided into four major hubs, NSPN is a platform for national and regional collaborations and endeavors in science policy, built by and for early career professionals.
S2P is a member of the Western Science Policy Hub, along with 10 other groups spanning the west coast-Arizona region.
The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a bipartisan organization which exists to support, defend, and strengthen state legislatures. The NCSL website is a hub for news about legislative activities across all US states, including:
- Bill tracking
- Webinars, magazines, a podcast, and other policy media
- Staff directories and "who's who" of state legislatures
- Research reports conducted by NCSL
- Manuals and guides of legislative procedure
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." AAAS is the largest multidisciplinary scientific society in the world and is a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its suite of Sciencejournals. Members of AAAS gain access to a subscription of Science and are eligible to attend and present at the association's Annual Meetings. AAAS also offers a suite of post-doctoral fellowships, including the AAAS Science & Technology Fellowship.