Science Policy Course Offered by STEM Accelerator Director

With how intertwined science and politics are and the way it shapes the direction of everything ranging from technology, resource gathering, arms, and commerce, our acting director of the STEM Accelerator, Dr. Jessica Rosenberg, recently announced she would be teaching a course on the very subject. PHYS390/590 – “Science in the Political Realm” will highlight how lawmakers’ policies affects science and vice versa.

Who should take the course

  • Any science student with an interest in learning more about science policy

About the course:

  • Learn how science influences policy on topics from climate change to healthcare, nuclear weapons proliferation to science education.
  • Learn how policy and regulation influences science and innovation.
  • Have discussions with scientists and policymakers working on science policy issues.
  • Select a policy area to research in detail and prepare policy papers.
  • Visit with lawmakers to discuss your policy issue of interest.

The course is open for registration for the Spring 2018 semester.