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Dr. Heather Bloemhard
American Astronomical Society
 Dr. Heather Bloehmard
Science Policy for Scientists
102 Cardwell Hall
October 10, 2016
4:30 p.m.

Science policy is the interdisciplinary field where science and policy intersect. Science policy includes a wide array of topics where science and policy rely on each other. In this talk, we will focus on the ways that policy impacts science and how you, as individuals, can influence policy. This will include an overview of some of the relevant topics and a discussion of why you should and how you can get involved in science policy. This presentation is designed to be an interactive conversation, with an expectation that the audience will participate. Our goal will be to gain a better understanding of how to utilize your leverage as scientists and constituents to help your members of Congress make policy decisions that will benefit you.