From the archives: Science policy and you

Temina Madon

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Today, I bring you a piece from 2006 that is still very relevant. It’s about how you (yes, you!) can get more involved in science policy. Temina Madon, a Berkeley grad and executive director of the Center of Evaluation for Global Action and the Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases, was a Fellow with AAAS working in Washington D.C. at the time of the article. She profiles some famous scientists-turned-policymakers, and lists ways that you can become better informed and more active in shaping the policies that matter to you. Read it here, and please let us know in the comments if you have any information to add about the world of science policy.

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