May Events

Upcoming Science Policy Fellowship Workshop The Professional Development Committee is planning a Science Policy Fellowship Workshop to take place this summer. We would like to know the policy fellowships you are interested in so we can build our workshop around your interests! Please fill out our survey by Friday, May 12th to give your input. read more »

UIUC Student Day at the Capitol

Illinois Connection hosted its annual “Student Day at the Capitol” event facilitated by the Student Advocacy Coalition, bringing together students from all three U of I campuses.  The main objective this year was advocating for funding public higher education in the state of Illinois.  Students met with representatives and senators of the state legislature to read more »

Diversity Initiatives in Stem: Brown Bag Lunch

Science Policy Group is hosting a brown bag lunch discussion on diversity policy initiatives in STEM! The goal of this discussion is to introduce policies that promote diversity in STEM (such as NSF’s Broadening Participation Initiatives), to understand how these policies were drafted, and to evaluate their ability to recruit underrepresented groups to STEM fields. read more »

April Events

Our monthly email can be found here: Subscribe here: Call a Representative Day The Advocacy Committee has organized Call a Representative Day for members of our campus community to contact their elected officials because of significant cuts to federal funding for research in President Trump’s budget proposal. Stop by for a few minutes to receive read more »

Call A Representative Day

Stop by our Call A Representative Day this upcoming Monday April 10th at the Illini Union Room 104 from 9 am – 5 pm! The proposed federal budget features alarming cuts to science. This funding is what brings about new discoveries that help us progress as a society and provide better quality of life to read more »

JSPG Submissions

Want to publish in the Journal of Science Policy and Governance? The Professional Development Committee is preparing submissions. If you’d like to participate, please fill out our survey and we will contact you with more information!   More information about the JSPG: Survey:

University of Illinois Student Day at the Capitol

Check out these two visit days! Join fellow student leaders and classmates at the annual University of Illinois Student Days at the Capitol. March 22nd registration deadline: May 3rd registration deadline:  

Sustainability and Science Policy

The Science Policy Group has recently been awarded funding for a proposal submitted to the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC)! This proposal outlines a project that first aims to educate the campus and community about how science policies relate to sustainability. Then, it gives students the opportunity to learn how to influence policy decisions and communicate with lawmakers through an interactive workshop. Finally, those students read more »

Getting economics into environmental policy: Multiple levels of experience

Join us for our second event this upcoming Thursday, March 16th at 4 p.m. in the ACES Library Monsanto Studio! Scholars often speak of how their research has policy implications, but how does one actually influence policy? Professor Amy Ando from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics will identify multiple levels in the U.S. system read more »

What Does a Trump Administration Mean for Science?

UIUC’s newly formed Science Policy Group is hosting a panel discussion that will anticipate changes to science policy during the incoming administration! Join graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty across STEM to hear from our panelists, Prof. Jonathan Coppess (Agricultural and Consumer Econ.), Prof. Clifford Singer (Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Eng.), and Prof. Donald Wuebbles (Atmospheric read more »