Skip to main content
Cornell University

Events

Friday, February 08, 2019 10:22 AM
Advocacy Day & AAAS CASE Workshop

Priority consideration will be given to applicants affiliated with the Cornell BEST Program and to those in the later stages of their training. The events take place in Washington DC.

Cornell Graduate Student Advocacy Day Date: March 27

This exciting opportunity is designed for graduate and professional degree students across all graduate fields who are U.S. Citizens and want to learn more about public policy.

On March 27, Cornell graduate and professional degree students selected to participate in the Cornell Advocacy Day will join Cornell STEM and Social Science doctoral students already in D.C. for a science policy workshop, to conduct meetings with elected Members of Congress and congressional staff. These meetings will be organized by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. In preparation for Advocacy Day, there will be an on-campus training from 12-1pm on March 20 in 341 Caldwell Hall led by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations to prepare participants for their Advocacy Day activities.
 
Because we may only select a limited number of students to participate in this opportunity, please do not submit an application unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from March 26 through March 27 and fully participate in the program.
 
Although consideration will be given to all graduate and professional degree students that apply for this opportunity, this year, priority consideration will be given to those from and/or soon to be eligible to vote in the follow states: Alabama, Indiana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

All of these states are represented on the House Education and Workforce Committee and/or the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  These committees are responsible for authorizing the federal student aid programs, which we will be discussing with the Congressional offices during the Advocacy Day on March 27.

Travel Dates: March 26 and 27

Application Due Date: February 8

Access the online application at https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5hzh1EWN00lRw8d

Should you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernández at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu or 607-255-5417.

2019 AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop & Cornell Graduate Student Advocacy Day

The AAAS CASE Workshop is an exciting opportunity designed for doctoral students in STEM and social science graduate fields with limited prior experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy who want to learn more about science policy.

The program is organized to educate STEM and Social Science graduate students who are interested in learning about the role of science in policy-making, to introduce them to the federal policy-making process and to empower them with ways to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. Participants will learn about the structure and organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations processes, and tools for effective science communication and civil engagement.  In addition, students will participate in interactive seminars about policy-making and communication. 

On March 27, Cornell students participating in CASE will also join Cornell doctoral and professional degree students to conduct meetings with elected Members of Congress and congressional staff. These meetings will be organized by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. In preparation for Advocacy Day, there will be an on-campus training from 12-1pm on March 20 in 341 Caldwell Hall led by representatives from the Cornell Office of Federal Relations to prepare participants for their Advocacy Day activities.

Support for participation in the CASE Workshop comes from the Graduate School and the Cornell Office of Federal Relations. Consideration will be given to all doctoral students in the STEM and social science graduate fields who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents.  

Because we may only select three doctoral students to participate in the CASE Workshop, please do not submit an application unless you can make yourself available to travel to Washington D.C. from March 24 through March 27 and fully participate in the program.

Workshop Dates: March 24-27
Cornell Advocacy Day Date: March 27
Travel Dates: March 24 & 27

Application Due Date: February 8

Access the online application at https://cornell.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7V5AKtfuXZij1kx

Should you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Associate Dean Sara Xayarath Hernández at grad_assoc_dean@cornell.edu or 607-255-5417.

Location:
Apply by Feb. 8, 2019
Held March 24-27
Washington DC
››› hCalendar