If you’re interested in science & technology policy, you’ve probably already been to any number of free webinars and panel discussions about Policy Careers, How Washington Works, How to Write a Memo, and similar topics. You also know that getting a policy fellowship or job in science & technology is very competitive.
But you are now at the stage where you need to go beyond these free options as you keep hearing the same advice over and over again. Yet, you don’t have the time or money for yet another degree or a traditional class. You may also lack a mentor to help you navigate the world of science & technology policy knowledge, analytical techniques, and careers. Few scientists, engineers, and health professionals delve into science & technology policy as a career, and of those who do, even fewer have learned the skills behind policy analysis or ever been in an S&T policy career.
This series of workshops on science and technology (S&T) policy will enhance your understanding and analysis skills that can enhance your ability and eligibility for policy-related fellowships, positions and promotions. For those already in policy-related positions, they will enhance the analytical tools you have to address both the needs of your programs and asses the programs your organization funds.
You will receive a digital badge for each class and an additional digital badge if you complete all workshops in the series. This digital badge can be placed on your LinkedIn profile, personal webpage, and resume/CV.
The workshops will be taught by Dr. Deborah D. Stine, who has conducted public policy analysis for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Congressional Research Service; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University. She is the founder and chief instructor for the Science & Technology Policy Academy.
Class Hours: Class will meet virtually from 10AM to 4PM Eastern Time.
Office Hours (Optional): At students' option, they may participate in office hours, which will be scheduled at a day/time convenient for students. During office hours, students may receive feedback on the work they developed during the class, ask for advice about applying the lessons learned to their work, and request career advice about working in science and technology policy. The plan for the office hour activity will be discussed with students at the end of each class day.
The level for each workshop is provided below. The higher the level, the more analytical the course.
PPOL 071 | Level 1: The Role of the White House, Congress, Federal Agencies, and Judiciary in Science & Technology Policy
May 9 & 10, 2022
PPOL 072 | Level 2: Public Policy Analysis for Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals: A Systematic Process for Analyzing and Developing Policy Options to Respond to Societal Challenges
June 6 & 7, 2022
PPOL 073 | Level 3: Public Policy Analytical Methods for Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals: Understanding and Evaluating Benefit-Cost, Cost-Effectiveness, and Risk Analysis
July 11 & 12, 2022
PPOL 074 | Level 4: Program Evaluation for Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals
August 1 & 2, 2022
Register for all 4 workshops and receive a bundle deal on your training rates, available until May 5, 2022!
$3,260 -> $2,875.00 - NIH Community (Trainees, Employees, Contractors, Volunteers, etc.)
$3,580 -> $3,000.00 - Academia, US Government, US Military
$3,980 -> $3,125.00 – General
Technology fee $300
*If you cancel one (or more) of the workshops, your tuition will be calculated based on the individual tuition rates below.