Q & A Policy Fellowship Series: Dr. Laura Pence

Dr. Laura Pence is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Hartford with expertise in environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and chemical education.  She also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS) representing New England and New York.  In 2012-2013, Dr. Pence spent a year as an ACS/American Association... Continue Reading →

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Fighting Apathy in Student Organizations

~By Humaira Taz On Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2017, the UTK Campus Events Board held a seminar with T. J. Sullivan as the guest speaker. Sullivan is the author of the bestselling book titled "Motivating the Middle: Fighting Apathy in College Student Organizations", and he travels all over the country delivering speeches that identify and tackle... Continue Reading →

Meet the new officers!

FOSEP has some brand new officers in charge for the 2017 academic year. Let's give them a warm welcome! PRESIDENT: Marie Kirkegaard  Marie is a graduate research assistant at the Bredesen Center. Her research interests are in actinide chemistry, specifically as it relates to challenges in nuclear security. She currently works with Brian Anderson at ORNL using theoretical... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events for Spring 2017

~By Humaira Taz Welcome everyone for another activity-filled semester with your campus science policy group! Our goal this semester is not only to expand our presence on campus, but also to collaborate with different campus organizations and program events to demonstrate how omnipresent science policy is in our lives. Getting involved in science policy is a... Continue Reading →

Q & A Policy Fellowship Series: Dr. Lida Beninson

Dr. Lida Beninson earned her Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. While there she also earned a Graduate Certificate from the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. In Washington she was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Science Foundation in the Division of Computer and Information... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Q & A Series: Spotlight on Policy Fellowships

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... Continue Reading →

FOSEP in the news!

Click here to view the article published in UT's Daily Beacon New student organization unites science and politics Shelby Whitehead, Contributor                                                                    ... Continue Reading →

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