Faculty members with graduate students interested in science, innovation, policy and societal outcomes should let students know about the Science Outside the Lab workshops, presented by the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO), in Washington, D.C. or locally here in Phoenix.
Science Outside the Lab Phoenix
May 19 – 23, 2014
ASU Downtown Campus
Science Outside the Lab
May 26 – June 6, 2014
June 2 – June 13, 2014
During the two week workshop in Washington D.C. or the one week workshop in Phoenix students can investigate the context of science and innovation decision-making in government and business at the local, state, federal and international level. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the people who fund, regulate, shape, critique, publicize and study science, including congressional staffers, funding agency officers, lobbyists, regulators, journalists, academics, museum curators and others.
Applications are due March 15.
Who should attend?
Master’s or doctoral students interested in learning how decisions about science and innovation funding, regulation and policy are made. Graduate students interested in careers in science policy should take this excellent opportunity to learn about important fellowships and meet current science and innovation policy professionals. Students with an interest in starting their own business, working for a start-up or taking an invention out of the lab, will see this as an excellent opportunity to learn about the diversity of roles and responsibilities that shape innovation.
Students interested in earning credit should sign up for HSD 594: Urban Innovation, a one-credit workshop course. Enrollment in the course is optional. All participants will pay a $500 program fee.
Science Outside the Lab brings a small cohort of graduate scientists and engineers into a participatory learning environment, allowing participants extensive access to speakers and educational opportunities. The goal is to expose as many different viewpoints as possible, and to help each other understand how people and institutions influence and learn from science.
For more information about Science Outside the Lab and other current opportunities visit the CSPO website or email Andra at firstname.lastname@example.org.