Are you an early career scientist interested in the broader impacts of your work? Do you want to contribute beyond the scientific community? The best way to stay connected with is is by joining our mailing list. The most recent emails sent to our listserv can be found here, which will contain our most up-to-date event information. We can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also subscribe to the AZSPN Google Calendar for an updated schedule of events.
If you are an ASU student looking to join, please see our SunDevilSync page as well.
Science Day 2022
While excited to engage in science policy, most early career scientists are not sure how to start. With our Science Day at the Capitol, we are providing early career scientists with an introduction to science policy advocacy through their local lawmakers. We also provide our Arizona Congressional Representatives the opportunity to ask honest questions and learn about how advances in science affect their constituents directly.
From this experience, you will:
– Meet with members of our state government, and advocate on issues important to you
– Learn what science lawmakers are interested in and why
– Learn to write for policy wonks and for the public
– Hear what local policy and community leaders are doing in your area, and how you can help
Request to Speak
Request to Speak allows for the public in Arizona to comment on bills that are in committee. You must sign up at the Capitol prior to commenting.
Arizona Advocacy provides sign-up assistance – sign up here.
Helpful Articles for Starting in Science Policy
Top Ten Guidelines When Working with Congress by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Toolkit: Meeting Your Member of Congress by the American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Science Advocacy Toolkit by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS)
Video and Audio Resources
AZSPN brings together folks with a variety of experience levels in both science and policy, and we offer many resources to help meet people achieve their science policy aims. Some of the resources to help early career scientists get started in policy can be found on this page, but if you don’t see what you’re looking for, send us an email or come to one of our meetings!