Seminar on Broader Impacts: Informing and Influencing: Sharing Your Science with Decision Makers

Start Date/Time: Monday, May 07, 2012, 2:00 PM
Ending Date/Time: Monday, May 07, 2012, 3:30 PM
Location: Foege Auditorium (S 060 Genome Sciences Building)


What if
- You are testifying on Capitol Hill, and your science is challenged?
- You find yourself sitting next to your Senator or Representative on a plane?
- An elected official calls to ask for your expert opinion on a major environmental issue?

Join former U.S. Congressman Brian Baird for a lively discussion and an inside look at informing and influencing science and policy decisions.

Volunteers needed! We are looking for 3-4 faculty and graduate students willing to participate with Congressman Brian Baird in different policy-setting scenarios, such as a Capitol Hill hearing or briefing. Please send name, email and phone number to by Wednesday, May 2.

Environmental science faculty, staff, post docs and graduate students are encouraged to attend - FREE. Refreshments following the program.

Dr. Brian Baird is a six-term member of Congress, social scientist and licensed psychologist. In Congress, he focused on science and technology, energy, health care, oceans, foreign policy, fiscal discipline and Congressional integrity. Prior to his service in Congress, he worked as a Ph.D. psychologist in clinical and academic settings. He also taught for more than fifteen years at the university and community college levels.

Sixth and final seminar in the series brought to you by COSEE OLC/WSG.

Seminar Series: "Beyond the Ivory Tower: Tools and techniques for reaching audiences and broadening the impacts of your research"

Funding agencies have increased requirements for investigators to identify the broader impacts of their research. These sessions will provide information, examples and tools regarding outreach.