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Friday, February 28 • 10:30am - 11:30am
5D: Blogging Policy in and out of the Beltway

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Some scientists and science communicators have a keen interest in contributing to science policy discussions. Others inadvertently participate in science policy discussions by making informal policy recommendations via Tweets, blog posts and articles. While many scientists and science communicators expect policy to be evidence-based, only the savviest scientists understand how science actually contributes to policymaking and how to plug-in to be effective. Venues for participating in science policy are diverse and, in some cases, unexpected. Knowing your way around the science policy landscape can help you leverage your science for improved science policy at the local, state and national level. In this session, we will discuss how scientists and science communicators can best integrate their science into the policymaking process at all levels. We’ll also discuss the opportunities and risks of commenting on science policy.

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Jamie Vernon

Policy Fellow, U.S. Department of Energy
Jamie Vernon is a PhD-trained molecular biologist with more than a decade of experience conducting discovery research and project management, author of multiple scientific publications and a biotechnology patent. He transitioned to the energy sector nearly 5 years ago, first as... Read More →

Michael Halpern

Union of Concerned Scientists

Friday February 28, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am
Room 7 McKimmon Center
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