Women science majors who want to explore what life is like as a science advisor to the President, the head of an Institute at NIH, or a congressional staffer influencing the government’s research agenda, should sign up for PLEN’s Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar in Washington, DC, January 3-7, 2011:
Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar in Washington, DC
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will be holding its 12th Women & Science/Technology Policy Seminar January 3-7, 2011 for women students who are considering a career in science or health policy.
This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for women students to discover a different way to professionally apply their scientific and technological knowledge – in a career developing public policy. The seminar teachers are women scientists in diverse areas of government and the private sector: White House science advisors, legislative staff in Congress, Institute directors at NIH, corporate lobbyists and scientists, and nonprofit advocates. These women immerse the students in the major issues of the day, guide them through the realities of policy making, and help them discover if they want to become part of the process.
The program maximizes interaction between students and more than 20 women leaders working on public policy, and it provides a unique opportunity to connect students with women leaders who offer advice as well as open doors.
Registration Deadline EXTENDED! – November 26, 2010