Twitter is a great tool to keep up with science policy news and events. Here’s a list of who we’re following in the ASBMB Public Affairs office. Occasionally, we’ll use this space to share some of the people and groups who have interesting takes on science policy. Of course sharing them here does not represent an endorsement of their tweets.
ASBMB’s Advocate Spotlight will highlight the efforts of science advocates to share the importance of biomedical research. If you know someone telling the story of science to legislators to advance science policy, email firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can consider them. Jarod Rollins is a postdoctoral fellow at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.
This week public affairs is excited to introduce a new feature. ASBMB’s Advocacy Spotlight will highlight the efforts of science advocates to share the importance of biomedical research. If you know someone telling the story of science to legislators to advance science policy, email email@example.com, so that we can consider them. Dr. Robert “Bob” Matthews became interested in science-based public service
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s Student/Postdoc Hill Day is now accepting applications! Every year, the ASBMB brings together young researchers from across the country to meet with their Congressional leaders in Washington, D.C. This fully funded opportunity gives participants the chance to help promote scientific research by directly interacting with government officials. The deadline to apply is April 29. The event will be June 10-12.
On Sept. 9, 20 students and postdoctoral fellows and 13 ASBMB Public Affairs Advisory Committee members representing 30 states conducted 104 meetings with legislators and their staffs. Participants advocated for budget increases to $32 billion for the National Institutes of Health and $7.6 billion for the National Science Foundation. They also discussed other issues affecting the biomedical research community, including improving STEM education, renewing the research and development tax credit, and increasing the number of STEM visas available to foreign-born…