The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society have launched a call for op-eds and policy position papers inviting students, post-docs, policy fellows, and early career researchers to consider ways we can re-envision STEM education and workforce development for the 21st Century.
As part of this partnership, JSPG and Sigma Xi will host a series of educational webinars led by experts from Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS), New America, and the Association of American Universities (AAU) to examine policy changes in STEM education and workforce development, and a policy writing workshop for op-eds and policy position papers to help prospective authors improve their submissions to the special issue.
This webinar series will engage thought leaders in the field to discuss the most important topics for the next generation to focus on, showcase impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the field, and design the future of this field from a policy standpoint, taking into account equity and inclusion, access to technology, and aligning training opportunities with workforce demands.
Each of these webinars will focus on a particular stage of STEM education and segment of the workforce impacted by the pandemic. These webinars will help inform and inspire potential authors with their writing for the special issue.
Webinar 1: October 1, 2021: Pathways from K-12 to the STEM workforce - watch it here
Webinar 2: October 15, 2021: Higher education for a 21st Century STEM workforce - watch it here
Webinar 3: October 22, 2021: Career, technical and community college education for a robust STEM workforce
This writing workshop will equip students, policy fellows, and early career researchers with the skills needed to write effective, innovative and actionable op-eds and policy position papers.
The workshop will inform prospective authors on major policy issues and questions related to STEM education and workforce development, provide instruction on elements needed to construct op-eds and policy position papers, and provide opportunities to practice outlines for writing proposals in breakout rooms with reviewer feedback.
Writing workshop: November 6 & 7, 2021: STEM education and workforce development policy writing workshop
More information about the writing workshop coming soon.
Please fill out the registration link for the individual workshops below!
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) and the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) are pleased to co-host the 2021 International Policy Memo Competition focused on Intersectional Science Policy.
To prepare and incentivize interested authors to submit policy memos for the competition, JSPG will co-host five writing workshops featuring Special Topics Issue partners: the National Science Policy Network (NSPN), Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), 500 Women Scientists, and the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
The first three workshops will take place over two days. The first day will include a lecture on policy memo writing, followed by writing practice in groups. Science policy professionals will provide feedback on write-ups, and discuss their feedback extensively with participants on the second day. The last two workshops are 90-minute sessions.
All of these workshops will equip students, policy fellows, and early career researchers with the skills needed to write effective policy memos addressing justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all sectors of science, technology and innovation policy.
Workshop 1: February 27 & 28, 2021: Impactful and Inclusive Policy Memo Writing, co-hosted with SACNAS - WATCH HERE
Workshop 2: March 6 & 7, 2021: Prioritizing Diversity in Science Policy Writing, co-hosted with 500 Women Scientists - WATCH HERE
Workshop 3: March 13 & 14, 2021: Writing Policy Memos with an Equity Lens, co-hosted with NSBE - WATCH HERE
Workshop 4: March 20, 2021:- Effectively Writing Memos as a Team, co-hosted with NSPN
Workshop 5: March 27, 2021: - Inclusive Policy Analysis and Policy-Making Tools, co-hosted with NSPN
Science and it’s resulting policies are fundamental to society and therefore must fully represent all intersectional identities by centering the voices and needs of our communities.
The National Society of Black Engineers is committed to engineering diversity by exposing and developing it's membership through leadership programs and opportunities. We support efforts to establish and promote policies that improve the workplace and shared environments so that all together we thrive.
Please fill out the registration link for the individual webinars below!
Registration for this event has now closed. Please watch our recording and submit to our special issue!
Webinar: Knowledge in Action: Effective scholarly communication for impacting the policymaking process