A Workshop at Iowa State University, May 11-13, 2004



College of Agriculture faculty, professional scientific staff and graduate students are invited to participate in a special, three-day workshop taking place on the Iowa State University campus May 11-13.  The workshop will provide participants with conceptual tools and practical resources to facilitate more effective engagement of their science with the policy process.  National, regional and ISU presenters will offer realistic, experience-based accounts of current opportunities and constraints in bringing science to bear on policy at both the federal and state levels.  Hands-on sessions will include topics such as communicating scientific findings to lay audiences, giving testimony before legislative and regulatory panels, and writing effective policy briefs.



This three day workshop is the culminating event of a two year project supported by an endowment to the ISU Agronomy Department through its Global Agricultural Science and Policy Initiative. The workshop schedule is available online.



The workshop is open to College of Agriculture faculty members, professional scientific staff and graduate students who can commit to attending the entire three day workshop.  Both natural and social scientists are encouraged to participate.  There is no fee to attend the workshop and lunches will be provided.  Space will be limited to 25 faculty/professional scientific staff and 15 graduate students to ensure opportunities for dialogue and exchange among participants and presenters. 



The workshop application form is available online (deadline for applications: 16 April). Applicants will be accepted according to their level of interest in incorporating policy engagement with their scientific activities.  Faculty and professional scientific staff who attend the entire workshop will receive a $500 professional development grant to support future research, teaching or professional development activities related to enhancing science and policy connections.



Science and Policy organizing committee: Clare Hinrichs, Chair; Charlotte Bronson; Allen Knapp; Lisa Lorenzen; Robert Lowry; Laura Merrick; and John Miranowski.  Graduate assistant: Ann Finan.  Questions about the workshop can be addressed to Clare Hinrichs, 294-5154.



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