Advocating for Science and Scientists

Now more than ever — whether it’s in everyday conversations with friends and family, or in lobbying government for support and funding — we need advocates for science. The events in this series will provide information, tools and skills to better equip you to advocate for basic research, higher education, science funding, and scientific rigor in policy and decision-making.

Co-presented by the Graduate Division and the Science Policy Group at UCSF

News and highlights:


Advocacy 101: sorry we missed you! 

We had a fantastic turnout for Science Advocacy 101 on Monday, March 27. If you missed the event you can still watch the full conversation, moderated by Dr. Liz Silva, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.


Upcoming events:

April 10, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. — Twitter for scientists — Co-hosted UCSF University Relations, this hands-on practical workshop will have something for everyone, from the new user who's always wondered what Twitter is all about, through to the seasoned tweeter. Prepare yourself to share your pictures and experiences at the April 22 Marches for Science in Washington and San Francisco.

May 3, 3:30 - 5 p.m. — Hear from Dr. Anne Reid, executive director, National Center for Science Education, "Dealing with science denial and why I don't call it that anymore". (Read her March 7, 2017 article "Why NCSE is Marching for Science" in the Huffiington Post)