Talking Science to Congress: Workshop

Thursday, July 8, 2021 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Communicating and advocating for action on science policy topics to legislative or executive officials, many without technical backgrounds, can be challenging for STEM academics who interact mostly with those in their same fields. This workshop will help attendees develop their skills in writing concisely, clearly, and persuasively for these audiences. This is a follow-up to our spring workshop where we went over the structure and format of policy memos.

Topics in this workshop include:

- Structure and composition of US government institutions

- Format and function of a 1-page flyer, 4-page policy memo, and a longer-form

white paper

- How to convert the jargon of scientific research and outcomes into actionable items

- How to take your memo to Congress

This event is the prelude to our Memo Writing Competition in August.

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  • Emanuely Silva

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