Science-Policy Engagement training module at IGAC Conference

The Science-Policy Engagement training module was piloted at the 2016 International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Conference in Breckenridge, CO. The module was part of the three-day short course for early-career scientists attending the conference. The 36 participants spent the day learning about science communication and science-policy engagement through a variety of interactive formats, lectures, and discussions. A panel discussion featured Marcelo Mena, Vice Minister for the Environment in the Government of Chile, Rebecca Matichuk, an Environmental Scientist in the Office of Partnerships and Regulatory Assistance at the US EPA, and Todd Sanford, a Climate Scientist at the NGO Climate Central. The variety of perspectives and expertise in the panel discussion complemented the information presented in the module, highlighting the significant diversity in career options, as well as engagement options for scientists who wish to stay in research, that comprise the science-policy landscape.

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