With the recent election and the uncertainty about what science policy will look like under President Trump, now is the time for people passionate about science ethics and policy to look for ways to get involved. (Check out http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/11/who-will-advise-trump-on-science/508055/)
Pursuing policy fellowships is one way to make sure facts and pressing issues regarding science get heard. As a way to encourage those intrigued by the idea, FOSEP at UT thought it is an appropriate time to dig deeper into just what a science-based policy fellowship looks like.
The best way? We decided to ask the fellows themselves!
Keep checking back to hear from people that have gotten involved. The first interview will be up by the end of the week!
“During a post-election session AAAS hosted on Nov. 15 a panel of experts urged scientists to be voices for medical research, innovation and evidence-based policy to assist the administration as it prepares to take control in January.” Anne Q. Hoy https://www.aaas.org/news/aaas-explores-science-policy-incoming-trump-administration