Washington, D.C. Trip Exposes Y Students to Role of Science in Public Policy

The 2017 Washington, D.C. Science Policy Trip provided 22 enthusiastic participants (nine undergrads, 12 grads and a postdoc) with an intimate glimpse into U.S. policy in the nation’s capital. Students met with policy makers, leading administrators, science advisors, and lobbyists to hear a variety of perspectives on the creation and implementation of science policy. Combined with the informative and challenging discussion sessions were opportunities for cultural exploration and sightseeing of some of the nation’s most historic structures.