19 January 2018

Students: Apply for the 2018 CASE Workshop

Ashlee Wilkins,


The AAS seeks applications from upper-level undergraduate and graduate student AAS members with interest — but not necessarily experience — in science policy to attend the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 18-21 March 2018. The AAS will sponsor up to two student participants from among our student members.

CASE is an entry-level program for students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with limited experience and knowledge of science policy and advocacy, who are interested in learning about the role of science in policymaking. The workshop is designed to introduce students to the federal policymaking process and to empower them to become a voice for basic research throughout their careers. AAS sponsorship to CASE includes travel to/from and lodging in Washington, DC, for the duration of the workshop as well as the registration fee, which covers meals throughout the workshop. On the final day of the workshop the AAS-sponsored student(s) will meet with Congressional offices on Capitol Hill.

The 2018 CASE Workshop will be held at AAAS Headquarters in Washington, DC, 18-21 March. Applications are now being accepted for participation with AAS sponsorship. The application deadline is Friday, 2 February.

Check out the AAAS page about the CASE Workshop to learn more about the program, including information about how you or a student you know can participate in future workshops. Additionally, the 2016 AAS-sponsored participant, Kevin Cooke, wrote about his experience for the Policy Blog.

CASE may not be appropriate for students who already been introduced to science policy and policymaking. If that is you, and you are interested in learning more about these topics, check our list of science policy opportunities, consider volunteering for the 2018 AAS Congressional Visits Day, and/or get in touch with the AAS Public Policy Office. If this leaves you unsure if you should apply, then please email the AAS Public Policy Office to discuss.

Apply for the CASE Workshop

Complete applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on 2 February 2018.