Joint NPA/WIDG Seminar: Jeremy Gaison, Yale University - “Advocating for Science Funding in a Turbulent Political Climate” NOTE DIFFERENT TIME

Event time: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wright Lab (WL), 216 See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

Federal funding for the sciences in this country faces uncertainty in our current political climate. In an effort to advocate for continued support in the upcoming federal budget, nuclear physicists from around the country convened in Washington, D.C. last week to meet with members of the US legislative branch. I will describe the event itself, strategies for discussing science with politicians, and my experiences meeting with various congressional staffers. Further, I will discuss the reception we received in the Capitol, as well as potential ways to engage your own representatives.