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Science on Tap: From Research To Public Policies

June 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Science on Tap is an opportunity for conversation, debate and interaction between scientists and the public while drinking beer. Each month at SpeakEZ Lounge, a knowledgeable expert hosts a discussion about scientific current topics such as cutting edge cancer detection techniques, climate change and brewing beer.

This is a great chance to exercise your academic interests in a casual setting while enjoying great food and adult beverages!

This month: From Research To Public Policies

Public policy offers a way to make an impact on a large scale. While to many of us, it makes sense to develop public policies based on sound scientific research, to others, science matters less. As scientists and citizen activists, how you approach and engage with the policy-making process is critical to successfully creating science-based policies. During this talk with Martelle Esposito, President and CEO of Mothership, we will explore ways to approach translating scientific research into public policy. Using examples from nutrition policy, we’ll talk about the nuances of opportunity windows and timing, storytelling and framing messages, and partnerships and grassroots engagement.

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June 14, 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm