Science. Power. Policy.

There are a number of ideologies guiding the political debate in Washington DC.

REGISTER HERE for an upcoming webinar on 2 April, at 8PM ET on this topic!

There are a number of ideologies guiding the political debate in Washington DC. This debate affects you, your students, your career, and the funding for science and education. Your experience and expertise can help inform public policy. Congress must hear from you, their constituents, about the importance of science and education. Increasing the quality of science education is critical to helping the nation strengthen its global competitiveness by preparing a workforce for the 21st century. As a member of the scientific and education community, and a citizen in a democracy, we hope you will rise to the challenge of participating in your government.  


In the upcoming webinar, Dr. Bethany Johns will focus on policy and advocacy and how you can effectively play a role. Dr. Bethany R. Johns works in Government Relations for the American Institute of Physics (AIP) managing the government relations advocacy services and administering tailored, nuanced strategies to educate, inform and constructively influence policy and policy-makers.


Dr. Johns has worked on a broad spectrum of issues regarded science and innovation including: Agriculture, energy, and environmental science for American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America; Science policy consultant to the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the premier trade association of over 40 businesses at the forefront of commercial aerospace; and at the American Astronomical Society’s public policy office successfully in securing millions of federal dollars appropriated for the space sciences


With the benefit of Dr. Johns’ experience in this webinar, you will learn:

  • Basics on science policy, federal budget, and legislative process;

  • Current politics that impact you;

  • Your role in advocating for science;

  • Methods for effective individual advocacy;

  • What the AAPT and AIP Public Policy Office is doing for you;

  • How you can get involved

  • Advocacy opportunities at the Summer AAPT meeting in Washington DC


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