SPAR Monthly Meeting- March 2021

When: Wednesday, 1/24/2021 at 5PM

Where: Zoom! See details below

Join SPAR for our monthly meeting and free food (see details below)! We will have a brief science policy news update, followed by an informal discussion about why there aren’t more scientists in politics.

RSVP here

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 968 1694 1408

Password: SciPol20

Food reimbursement is only available to current Rutgers graduate students with a valid NetID. Attendees will be reimbursed for any food, taxes, tips, and fees that are $20 or less. Please obtain an itemized receipt of your purchase through print, email, or screenshot and forward the information to SPAR’s email account (rutgersnspg@gmail.com). Please make sure to attend the full duration of the SPAR event (6:00pm – 7:15pm) to remain eligible for reimbursement. You will be contacted via email after the event for your preferred method of reimbursement (i.e., mailed check, venmo, etc.).

March Science Policy Journal Club

SPAR will be hosting a discussion one of President Biden’s first executive orders: Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis.

Please read the executive order beforehand and join us for a discussion on climate policy in the Biden administration: what’s happened and what should happen? All backgrounds welcome!

When: 3/4/21, 6pm

Where: Zoom! See details below.

Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 933 6392 2544

Password: SciPolMemo

February Science Policy Journal Club

SPAR will be hosting a discussion on a policy memo on DNA regulation- The Frontiers of DNA Regulation: Developing a National Policy Framework Encouraging Transparency, Security, and Cost-efficiency of Genetic Technology and Data

Please read the 4-page policy memo beforehand and join us for a discussion of high-throughput sequencing technologies: how is DNA sequencing being used throughout society and what role should the government take in regulating its use? All backgrounds welcome! Our journal club meeting will include a brief presentation on DNA sequencing to get everyone up to speed on the science before we discuss the policy implications.

When: 2/4/21, 6pm

Where: Zoom! See details below.

Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 933 6392 2544

Password: SciPolMemo

Let’s Get this Bread: Panel on Grant Writing and Inequities in Funding

When: Thursday, 1/28/21 from 12 – 1:15PM

Where: Zoom! See details below.

Description: Join SPAR for a panel discussion about grant writing and inequities in funding, in cooperation with the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation

Panelists:

Dr. Quincy Brown, Black ComputeHER- Senior Director for Innovation Research at AnitaB.org

Dr. Grant Warner, Howard University- CEA Director of Innovation and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Donna Ginther, University of Kansas- Distinguished Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Research

Science Policy Journal Club

SPAR and the Oceanography Graduate Student Association (OGSA) are co-hosting December’s Journal Club, a discussion on a Technology Assessment on Ocean Iron FertilizationSouthern Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Argument Against Commercialization but for Continued Research Amidst Lingering Uncertainty. Don’t be scared if you have never heard of ocean iron fertilization and/or if anything in the article isn’t clear––we will have oceanographers present to the article and translate any confusing jargon.

When: 12/17/20, 6:00pm

Where: Zoom! See details below.

Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 925 1762 5722
Password: SciPolMemo

SPAR Monthly Meeting- December

SPAR Monthly Meeting

When: 12/16/20, 5:00pm

Where: Zoom! See info below

Description: Come join your fellow SPAR members at our last meeting of the year (YAY! 2020 is FINALLY ending), and practice your SciComm skills. There will be some business agenda items covered in the beginning, but most of the meeting will be dedicated to a fun Science Communication activity.

Zoom Meeting Info: You will be placed in a waiting room when you join.

Meeting ID: 968 1694 1408

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Password: SciPol20

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SPAR Monthly Meeting- November

SPAR Monthly Meeting

When: 11/18/20, 5:00pm

Description: Reaction to election results!? We will follow up on last month’s meeting and do more brainstorming and planning within our task forces. See post for Zoom details!

SPAR Monthly Meeting

When: 11/18/20, 5:00pm

Where: Zoom! See info below

Description: Reaction to election results!? What skills do you want to build this year in science policy and communication? What kind of speaker seminars and workshops do we want to focus our efforts on? We will follow up on last month’s meeting and do more brainstorming and planning within our task forces.

Zoom Meeting Info: You will be placed in a waiting room when you join.

Meeting ID: 968 1694 1408

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Password: SciPol20

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