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Washington, D.C. (March 14, 2022) — The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is pleased to welcome new members to its leadership team. The new staff will lead activities to increase the international visibility, reach, and impact of JSPG’s published work and events. Read the staff bios.
JSPG seeks to enhance the skills of young scholars in science and technology policy and governance through national and international partnerships, collaborations, and outreach. In 2022, the journal will continue its efforts to publish peer-reviewed articles on emerging, timely and relevant science, technology, and innovation policy topics while providing professional development opportunities for trainees and early career researchers in science policy. These include publishing special issues on science diplomacy, open science, and other areas, in addition to standard issues on a number of topics.
The new staff members will work with the journal's partners to increase the impact and footprint of published work internationally and to enable published ideas to reach decision makers at all levels of government, in particular as we celebrate JSPG’s 10 year anniversary as an organization and move into the next decade of innovation in science policy.
“I look forward to working with these talented science policy professionals at various stages in their careers, and to continue driving forward our mission of empowering and elevating the next generation of science policy leaders on international platforms,” says Adriana Bankston, JSPG’s CEO.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance is an internationally recognized, open-access peer-reviewed publication dedicated to elevating students, post-docs, policy fellows and young scholars in science, technology and innovation policy and governance debate worldwide. JSPG publishes high-quality articles covering the widest range of topics in formats that are accessible to policymakers. Since 2011, JSPG has served as a vehicle for students and early career researchers to bolster their research and writing credentials in science policy. Visit sciencepolicyjournal.org and follow on Twitter @SciPolJournal to learn more.
Washington, DC (February 12, 2022) – JSPG CEO Dr. Adriana Bankston participated as a panelist in The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust Meeting held earlier this week, alongside Dr. Travis York (AAAS) and Dr. Brandy Huderson (UDC & New Voices member). The panel was moderated by Dr. Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences & JSPG Advisory Board member. View the panel discussion here.
Panelists discussed ideas to improve the early career research experience and provided insights into how the Strategic Council may be able to assist. The Strategic Council, co-chaired by Dr. David B. Allison, Dr. France Cordova and Dr. Marcia McNutt, serves as a venue for multiple stakeholders to advance collectively the integrity, ethics, resilience, and effectiveness of the research enterprise while at the same time preparing it for tomorrow's challenges. Learn more about the Strategic Council.
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Washington, DC (February 7, 2022) – Congratulations to JSPG CEO Adriana Bankston, who was selected as an Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) Fellow for 2022-2023.
The goal of the ARIS Fellows program is to increase the quality and availability of scholarship and resources about research impacts through projects that synthesize existing scholarly work or develop small-scale innovative scholarship in research impact practices. This year’s class of ARIS Fellows will focus on a number of priorities related to workforce readiness and science communication practices in broader impacts.
“The ARIS community brings together professionals with a rich diversity of backgrounds and professional practices. The suite of 2022 Fellows projects reflects that diversity,” said Julie Risien, PhD, Associate Director of the STEM Research Center at Oregon State University and Co-Investigator of ARIS.
By day, Bankston is a Principal Legislative Analyst at the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations in Washington, DC. In addition to working at UC, Bankston is also a Biomedical Workforce & Policy Research Investigator at the STEM Advocacy Institute, and Co-Chair of the Education Task Force with Women in Government Relations.
Bankston is passionate about empowering the next generation of scientists and making their voices heard across international platforms in science policy. In this fellowship, Bankston will work on a project entitled Developing the Next Generation Workforce Through Science Policy as a Bridge between Science and Society, with the goal of expanding science policy training and resources for students from a variety of backgrounds.
“I am honored to be selected as a 2022 ARIS fellow and contribute to advancing broader impacts through building a diverse and inclusive scientific workforce of the future,” said Adriana Bankston, JSPG CEO. “Having the opportunity to empower the next generation of science policy leaders through the ARIS fellowship is a true privilege, and I look forward to developing broader impact resources to broadly benefit the scientific and policy community.”
The 2022 class of ARIS Fellows includes 13 professionals in science education, communication and policy, as well as public engagement and media outreach from U.S. universities and organizations spanning a number of scientific disciplines.
The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) is a nonprofit organization and open-access peer-reviewed publication managed by and for students, policy fellows, and young scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy. Since 2011, JSPG has served as a vehicle for students and early career researchers to bolster their research and writing credentials in science policy. Visit sciencepolicyjournal.org and follow on Twitter @SciPolJournal to learn more.
The Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS) works with U.S. and international scientists and engagement practitioners to build capacity, advance scholarship, grow partnerships and provide resources to help them engage with and demonstrate the impact of research in their communities and society. Founded in September 2018 and housed at the University of Missouri, with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ARIS Center (ARIS, OIA #1810732) emphasizes support for serving traditionally underserved populations while providing inclusive public engagement to ensure a diverse science workforce. The work of the center is beneficial to researchers who increase knowledge and discovery, to practitioners who collaborate with researchers and community stakeholders, and to the public who benefit from research and education advancements. ARIS is home to a thriving community of practice including more than 1,000 members. Visit researchinsociety.org and follow on ARIS on Twitter @arisimpacts to learn more.
Over the past several months, the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) has undergone a number of staff changes.
New Editorial Leadership Ready to Lead JSPG into Next Decade of Science Policy Publishing
Washington, DC (June 23, 2021) — The Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) has selected new leadership to manage the Editorial Board. On June 1, Rosie Dutt began her tenure as the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the JSPG, kicking off a month of editorial transitions for the journal.
Adriana Bankston Selected as Third CEO and Managing Publisher of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance
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Washington, DC (April 6, 2021) — The Governing Board of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG) has selected Adriana Bankston as the third Chief Executive Officer and Managing Publisher.
On May 3, 2021, Bankston will succeed Shalin Jyotishi, who has been with the organization since 2013 and CEO since 2017. Jyotishi will step into a Senior Advisor role to support the transition and strategic initiatives.
JSPG's Adriana Bankston Helps Coordinate New Science Policy Program
Chief Outreach Officer for the Journal of Science Policy & Governance, Adriana Bankston, helped coordinate and organize a new certificate program in Science Policy & Advocacy for STEM Scientists. Led and hosted by University of California, Irvine’s GPS-STEM Public Policy Prep (P3) program, this online course is organized in conjunction with The Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG) and UCI’s Ridge to Reef program with contributions from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
Learn more about the program on the course website here.
Below is the course introduction and press release, more information can be found here.
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.