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

Announcing the inaugural class of MOST Policy Fellows

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (June 29, 2020) – Five post-doctoral fellows have been selected to serve as independent science advisors to the Missouri General Assembly. The fellowship program is coordinated by MOST Policy Initiative at the University of Missouri Graduate School. Fellows will cover health, agriculture, education, transportation, and public safety policy topics for the 101st … Continue reading Announcing the inaugural class of MOST Policy Fellows

2020 Missouri Legislative Session: STEMM Recap

While the 2020 Missouri legislative session was anything but normal, several pieces of legislation were introduced, amended, and passed related to science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM). Particularly, legislators were forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and work with public health experts to support communities during the outbreak and practice safety measures at the … Continue reading 2020 Missouri Legislative Session: STEMM Recap

Using ‘science notes’ to share timely, relevant science with policymakers

Policy briefs, memos, white papers, leave-behinds, 1-pagers.. all of these terms refer to specific ways to communicate written information in policy settings. However, when we set out to identify the best way to communicate science to state policymakers, traditional written outputs seemed to fall short in meeting our goals. Based on feedback from policymakers, we … Continue reading Using ‘science notes’ to share timely, relevant science with policymakers

How will MOST Policy Fellows interact with Missouri Legislators?

We are excited to launch the MOST Policy Fellows program this fall! Though the Missouri General Assembly only meets from January to May each year, the fellows will work year round. The schedule and duties of the fellows are subject to change, but we anticipate the following schedule as a general outline for our fellows. … Continue reading How will MOST Policy Fellows interact with Missouri Legislators?