1. AAAS- Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE): March 18-21st, Washington DC.
This entry-level program is designed to educate students about the role of science in policy-making, introduce them to the federal policy-making process, and empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. The final day includes meetings with elected Members of Congress and congressional staff members. The Graduate School Office of Professional Development (OPD) will sponsor attendance for two graduate students (master’s, PhD and international students are eligible). UMass students have participated in this amazing program for the last 4 years and highly recommend it. Participation is competitive. To apply, email a one page statement of interest and CV or resume to email@example.com by Sunday February 11th. The statement should focus on your interests and/or previous experiences related to science policy and how this opportunity will contribute to you professional development.