JSPG and UN MGCY Highlight Joint Issue before United Nations Commission on Science & Technology for Development
JSPG CEO and UNMGCY member Shalin Jyotishi presented the issue and a brief testimony to share the views of early career scientists, engineers, and policy professionals on these topics during the 23rd Session of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) virtual meeting. CSTD is housed within the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). This opportunity provided an avenue to elevate the voices of the next generation before high-level foreign government leaders. The meeting was focused on i) harnessing rapid technological change for inclusive and sustainable development, and 2) exploring space technologies for sustainable development. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting also covered how international collaboration is needed to promote the use of science, technology, and innovation (STI) for tackling the pandemic and addressing its impact in an equitable way.
On November 10 at the National Science Policy Symposium in New York City, JSPG and the National Science Policy Network launched a new international policy-memo writing competition to engage graduate student science policy organizations in S&T policy. Learn more.
In her role as JSPG Director of Communications and the Future of Research (FoR) Associate Director of Fundraising and Strategic Initiatives, Dr. Adriana Bankston addressed grassroots engagement of students and early career trainees in science policy and advocacy during a Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop co-organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the University of California Advocacy Network (UCAN), and the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) chapter at University of California-Irvine. Learn more and see the agenda here. Interested in partnering with JSPG on outreach or engagement? Contact us.
JSPG CEO Shalin Jyotishi gave a presentation during a workshop organized by the National Science Policy Network (NSPN) and hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science on how student science policy organizations can leverage JSPG as a vehicle to engage in meaningful science, technology and policy debate. The presentation recording will be available on the NSPN website later this fall.
JSPG editor Maddy Jennewein represented JSPG during 2018 Boston Science Diplomacy Conference, co organized by the MIT Science Impact Collavborative and the Science Diplomacy Center at Tufts University's Fletcher School. Jennewein addressed an audience of students and young scholars engaged in international science policy and diplomacy efforts from Boston-area colleges and universities. Learn more.
JSPG CEO Shalin Jyotishi and Senior Director Gary Kerr gave an overview of the journal before the Government-University-Industry-Research-Roundtable (GUIRR) at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). View the recording here.