Meet Missouri Scientist (and MOST Director), Dr. Rachel Owen

Dr. Owen received her Ph.D. in the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources, researching the impact of a changing climate on wetland ecosystems and landowner perceptions of climate and agricultural threats in the Great Plains. Prior to moving to Missouri, she completed her B.S. in Agronomy and Global Resources Systems at Iowa State University … Continue reading Meet Missouri Scientist (and MOST Director), Dr. Rachel Owen

Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part II: Attending Virtual Events

COLUMBIA, Mo. (July 9, 2020) - Attending a conference as a virtual attendee may not sound as exciting as being there in person but we can’t let a pandemic stop us from advancing our skills.  Two prominent science policy conferences - American Association for Advancement of Science and National Science Policy Symposium - are going … Continue reading Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part II: Attending Virtual Events

Looking Back: A Brief History of the MOST Policy Fellows Program

Rachel K. Owen, MOST Policy Initiative Co-Founder and Director We are officially less than two months away from welcoming our first class of Missouri Science & Technology (MOST) Policy Fellows to Jefferson City. Through the hustle and bustle of making the final arrangements for our fellows, I’ve also spent some time reflecting on the past … Continue reading Looking Back: A Brief History of the MOST Policy Fellows Program

Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part I: Hosting Virtual Events

This has been an unusual year to say the least. Many conferences have canceled their in-person events and turned them virtual. For many professionals, getting to travel to a conference is not only a time to learn about innovative science, but also a chance to network with their professional colleagues they may only see once … Continue reading Virtual Conferences Tips & Tricks Part I: Hosting Virtual Events