20/20 vision science communication

20/20 vision science communication

Host Campus: SPAR – Newark

When: Thurs 1/30/20, 4:00pm

Where: Graduate Student Association Lounge (Newark)

Description: As scientists, it is imperative to improve communication of research using improvisational techniques. In this workshop we will provide an interactive environment so we may learn how to communicate with different audiences.

 

Remaking the Medicine Chest of the World

Remaking the Medicine Chest of the World

Host Campus: SPAR – Newark

When: Thurs 2/13/20, 4:00pm

Where: Graduate Student Lounge (Newark)

Description: Help highlight the importance of pharmaceutical and biomedical science research to New Jersey! Join SPAR as we strive to better inform the public and policymakers ahead of the 2020 Election by reviewing drug discovery in New Jersey.

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SciPol Spotlight with Vetri Velan

SciPol Spotlight with Vetri Velan

Host Campus: SPAR – Newark
When: Thurs 01/2/20, 4:00pm
Where: Rosemary Gellene Room B515 (185 South Orange Avenue, Newark NJ 07103)
Description: For our first event in 2020 SPAR will be kicking off our SciPol Spotlight series! We will be hosting Rutgers alum and current University of California Berkeley grad student Vetri Velan. Vetri is the current President of the Science Policy Group at Cal. He will detail his innovative method fundraising through crowdfunding and his work pushing back on the graduate student tuition tax. There will be food, drinks and games comparing California to New Jersey! Register HERE.

The First Four: Meet the Inaugural Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows

The First Four: Meet the Inaugural Eagleton Science and Politics Fellows

Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick

When: Thurs 12/5/19, 11:30am

Where: Eagleton Institute Politics, 191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Description: Come learn about working in the NJ state government as a PhD scientist and join the fellows for an interactive exercise and lunch!

Flyer: View/Download SPAR PDF, NJ SciPol Fellowship Flyer 2020

Fall 2019 Community, Interdisciplinary, & Engagement Event

SGS Fall 2019 Community, Interdisciplinary, & Engagement Event

Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick

When: Tues 11/12/19, 4:00pm

Where: Busch Student Center Rm 120

Description: Organized by the School of Graduate Studies, join the graduate student organization Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers to learn more about opportunities for making change, broadening your graduate school experience, and developing leadership skills

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META REVIEW- Drug Discovery in NJ

META REVIEW- Drug Discovery in NJ

Host Campus: SPAR – Newark

When: Thurs 10/24/19. 5:15pm

Where: GSA Lounge, Newark Health Sciences Campus

Description: Help highlight the importance of science and technology to our state and country! Join the graduate student organization Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers as we participate in Stage 1 of a coordinated effort by early career scientists to better inform the public and policymakers ahead of the 2020 Elections.

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General Interest Meeting

General Interest Meeting

Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick
When: Thurs 9/19/19, 6:30pm
Where: CCB Rm. 1203

Description: Join the graduate student organization Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers to learn more about what we do, what opportunities there are for scientists, and how YOU can get involved! Free pizza and beverages will be provided, but remember to BYOC!

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General Interest Meeting

General Interest Meeting

Host Campus: SPAR – Newark
When: Wed 8/28/19, 4:00pm
Where: GSA Lounge Access via A-2 basement level of Norfolk Parking deck
Description: Interested in science policy and advocacy? Come learn about the graduate student-led Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR)!

  • Build science communication skills across Rutgers
  • Put a face and a name behind science at Rutgers
  • Develop scientific literacy in your community
  • Promote science-driven policies at the local, state, and federal levels

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Science Policy Café – With Kei Koizumi

Science Policy Café – With Kei Koizumi
Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick
When: Mon 5/06/19, 3:30 PM
Where: Institute for Food, Nutrition, & Health (IFNH) Rm. 101
Description: Join SPAR to welcome our distinguished guest, Kei Koizumi, as he leads an interactive discussion on science-based policymaking. A mini brainstorming workshop will follow, in which attendees and members of local and national SciPol organizations will work to create an action plan for closing the gaps between scientists, policymakers, and the public. Kei Koizumi is a Senior Advisor in Science Policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is working to make AAAS a more effective force for science advocacy, and to connect science, the public, and public policy. Previously, Kei worked in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and he has served as Director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at AAAS.
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Science Meets Congress

Science Meets Congress
Host Campus: SPAR
When: 4/30/19 – 5/2/19
Where: Washington, D.C.
Description: This trip to Capitol Hill serves to demonstrate the ways that research at Rutgers benefits all residents of New Jersey and beyond. The first full day in D.C. will include training and networking with leaders in Science Policy, including those at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Rutgers Office of Federal Relations, and others. On the second day, participants will meet with the offices of several U.S. Representatives and Senators to advocate for science-based policy. Eligibility: Rutgers graduate student (Master’s or Doctoral level) at the time of the trip. All fields of study are encouraged to apply! Previous policy experience is not necessary!
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