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Student Application for the 2019 Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering Workshop

The Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop is a 3.5-day workshop held at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students. During the workshop, participants will learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication. Students will also have an opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress or congressional staff.

The is an entry-level program for students who are interested in learning about the role of science in policymaking. For more information, check out our page about the program. The AAS will be sending one member to CASE in 2019.

In order to apply and receive AAS sponsorship for participation in the CASE workshop, student applicants must:

  • be a current member of the American Astronomical Society (with undergraduate, graduate, or full membership);
  • be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate (preferably as an upperclassmen) or graduate degree program (including double majors) in astronomy, (astro)physics, planetary science, solar physics, or related field;
  • be interested in science policy and advocacy, but have limited experience and knowledge of it.
  • demonstrate strong communication and leadership skills;
  • and be available to participate in the full CASE workshop in Washington, DC, from 5:00 pm on Sunday, 24 March through the full day on Wednesday, 27 March (tentative CASE agenda).

Students from foreign countries are eligible to attend if they are studying here in the US.

The application below requires:

  1. a one-to-two-page résumé or curriculum vitae (CV), see this website for some tips on assembling a CV or résume
  2. A 300-word statement of interest

You must be signed into your AAS member account to fill out this form.

Interested students should apply no later than 11:59 pm EST on Friday, 8 February 2019.