Skip to main content

Vanderbilt's STEM Policy & Advocacy Virtual Seminar

stem-policy-seminar-2020-virtual

 

2020 FEDERAL STEM POLICY & ADVOCACY VIRTUAL SEMINARS

These virtual events will provide those in attendance with an opportunity to learn how federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) policy is made and how Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center advocate for our policy goals. Participants will hear from current and former American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy (STP) fellows as well as members of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Offices of Federal Relations who are actively engaged in influencing and promoting federal policy in science and engineering research. For STEM students and postdocs considering careers in public policy, this behind the scenes look will provide insights to potential career opportunities. In addition, the AAAS Science & Technology Forum, typically held in person in the spring in Washington, DC, will be held virtually in October. It is free and open to anyone interested in these issues. We include it as part of a series of STEM policy and advocacy events this fall. Additional details and registration links are below.

AAAS 2020 SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY POLICY FORUM EVENT REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION

AAAS 2020 Science & Technology Policy Forum

When : Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Topic : If you are interested in our STEM Policy and Advocacy webinars, you may also be interested in AAAS’s discussions on major current challenges affecting science, policy and society, as well as their intersectionality.

More information and a registration link can be found here.

 

VANDERBILT’S 2020 FEDERAL STEM POLICY & ADVOCACY VIRTUAL SEMINAR EVENT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows Panel

Moderator : Heather Bloemhard, PhD, assistant director of federal relations

Panel

  • Stephanie DeLuca, Ph.D., senior legislative aide, Office of Senator Bob Casey
  • Andrew Hastings, Ph.D., public health analyst, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Loren LaPointe, Ph.D., environmental protection specialist, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Joseph Rustick, Ph.D., physical scientist, Environmental Protection Agency

When : Monday, October 19, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT 

Topic : This panel will include current and former AAAS STP Fellows to discuss their experiences as fellows and answer your questions.

Who should Register? : STEM graduate students and postdocs considering careers in public policy or applying for the AAAS STP Fellowship

REGISTER FOR THE AAAS S&T POLICY FELLOWS PANEL HERE.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Petrie at kim.petrie@vanderbilt.edu.

 

Vanderbilt’s Offices of Federal Relations Presentation

Speakers :
Christina West, associate vice chancellor for federal relations, Vanderbilt University
Alex Currie, senior director of federal relations, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Heather Bloemhard, assistant director of federal relations, Vanderbilt University
Collier Roberts, communications coordinator for government relations, Vanderbilt University

When : Thursday, October 29, 2020, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT

Topic : Participants will hear from members of Vanderbilt University’s and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Offices of Federal Relations about their offices’ missions and how they advance the federal policy priorities of VU and VUMC. Topics discussed during this presentation will include:

  • What are VU and VUMC’s federal priorities?
  • What is science policy and how do we advocate for it?
  • How do we advance our federal priorities and shape public policy? 

Who Should Register? : STEM undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs considering careers in public policy.

Additional Information and Resources :
TBD

REGISTER FOR THE VANDERBILT’S OFFICES OF FEDERAL RELATIONS PRESENTATION HERE

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Petrie at kim.petrie@vanderbilt.edu.

 

PREVIOUS STEM POLICY & ADVOCACY SEMINAR AGENDAS

2018