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SciComm 101 Workshop: Communicating Your Science

SciComm 101 Workshop: Communicating Your Science
Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick
When: Tue 3/12/19, 12:30 PM
Where: Biomedical Engineering Building, Rm. 122
Description: This interactive workshop will have you practicing and refining your skills to communicate the research you do as a graduate student, in various contexts (with policymakers, colleagues within/outside of your discipline, etc.). In addition, we will give a short presentation on professional advice and the art/nature of SciComm, as well as provide you with individual feedback during the activities.
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SciPol 101 Workshop: How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Science?

SciPol 101 Workshop: How Much Does the Federal Government Spend on Science?
Host Campus: SPAR – Newark Health Sciences
When: Wed 2/06/19, 4:00 PM
Where: RBHS Graduate Student Association Lounge (180 W. Market Street, Newark, NJ)
Description: Join Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR) for a workshop run by Brian Canter, President of SPAR Health Sciences Newark, that guides you how Congress spend the budget with a particular focus on budgets for federal funding of grant agencies. If you are curious as to why science has to suffer because the government is fighting over money for a border wall, come to this workshop!
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SciPol 101 Workshop: The Federal Budget and Your Science

SciPol 101 Workshop: The Federal Budget and Your Science
Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick
When: Tue 2/05/19, 12:30 PM
Where: Biomedical Engineering Building, Rm. 122
Description: During this workshop, we will be discussing how government funding works, including budget proposals, the role of legislative committees, the appropriations process, and how this budget affects the way we do science at the university-level.This will be an interactive workshop, complete with an activity and plenty of time for questions.
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Careers in Science Policy Panel

Careers in Science Policy Panel
Host Campus: iJOBS, SPAR – Newark Health Sciences
When: Fri 12/14/18, 3:00 PM
Where: Rosemary Gellene Room (Medical School Building Rm. 515)
Description: SPAR and Rutgers iJOBS are proud to present a panel on Careers in Science Policy. Learn about potential career paths, how your scientific skills can be applied to government and policy, and ways to prepare yourself for a success. After the panel, we will guide you through a policy memo writing activity. Light refresments will be served!
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SciPol 101 Workshop: Government Workings

SciPol 101 Workshop: Government Workings
Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick
When: Tue 12/11/18, 12:30 PM
Where: Douglass Student Center, Mtg Rm. B
Description: During this workshop, we will be discussing some of the basics behind how the U.S. government operates, including the structure, legislative process, where the science fits in, and some key players. This will be an interactive workshop, complete with an activity and plenty of time for questions. Overall, this workshop will provide the background information for our later workshops in the series.
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STEM Community Outreach Symposium at Rutgers (STEMcosR)

STEM Community Outreach Symposium at Rutgers (STEMcosR)
Host:STEMcosR
Co-host(s): SPAR – New Brunswick
When: Fri 11/16/18, 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Where: Chemistry and Chemical Biology Building, Main Lobby
Description: STEMcosR is a free symposium where Rutgers STEM meets the regional scientific community. This multidisciplinary event unifies undergraduate and graduate students, industry representatives, and high school and community college students to create meaningful connections and facilitate networking, recruitment and knowledge transfer.
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Visit with the Rutgers Federal Relations Office

Visit with the Rutgers Federal Relations Office
Host Campus: SPAR – New Brunswick
When: Wed 10/17/18, 3:00 PM
Where: Busch Student Center (BSC) Rm. 117
Description: Join the newly relaunched Science Policy and Advocacy at Rutgers (SPAR) for a Meet and Greet with members of the Rutgers Federal Relations Office. Located right outside the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., the Federal Relations Office works with New Jersey congressional leaders and the national associations of higher education to represent the university’s federal policy and funding interests to national policymakers. In addition to learning about what the office does, there will be ample time for a Q&A session.
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