NONPARTISAN SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT WITH POLICYMAKERS
Scientists play a variety of roles in the policymaking process. The politicization of science calls for increased nonpartisan engagement from the scientific community, particularly at the state and local levels where decisions are often made with fewer resources. Scientists can build strategic relationships with lawmakers and position themselves as trusted messengers of scientific knowledge for state governments. Workshop participants will hear from scientists who have worked in these roles about career opportunities in this space. Participants will leave with an action plan for conducting nonpartisan engagement on scientific topics in their home state.