Career Advice Workshop: Not Geoscience As Usual - Opportunities at the Intersection of Science and Policy

10 December 2013, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Moscone South Mezzanine Rooms 270-274

Ticketing Type:

Free to Registrants

Event For:

Job-Seekers, Students

Section/Focus Group or Subject Matter:

Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences (SIPS)

This workshop explores opportunities for scientists and engineers to contribute to the  policy-making processes, the rewards of civic engagement, and transferable skills that can be developed and applied broadly to a successful career.


The workshop will examine opportunities to contribute leadership and innovation to effect and implement policies that serve society across the various sectors.  It underscores the influence of geophysical sciences and technology on the policy-making process and the impacts of policy-making on the geosciences and technology enterprise; and provides strategies and resources to learn more about and engage in policy across career stages.


  • Moderator: Olga Francois, Senior Project Director, Science & Technology Policy Fellowships, American Association for the Advancement Science
  • Alumna AAAS S&T Policy Fellow: Kristin Ludwig, Staff Scientist, DOI Strategic Sciences Group, U.S. Geological Survey,  Adjunct Faculty George Mason University, Executive Branch Fellow, 2012-13 U. S. Geological Survey, 2011-12 National Science Foundation
  • Current Fellow: Rebecca French, 2012-14 Executive Branch Fellow at Environmental Protection Agency, 2011-12 AGU Congressional Fellow