Communicating Climate Science in Missouri

Researchers are constantly learning more about the impacts of climate change, but findings tend to be complex and nuanced. Personal beliefs about global warming and climate change exacerbate the challenge to effectively communicate about climate science.  The majority of Missourians believe that climate change is happening, are worried about global warming, and believe that schools … Continue reading Communicating Climate Science in Missouri

2020 Missouri Primary Recap

Missouri’s primary elections took place on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. In addition to choosing party candidates for statewide and local elections, voters also determined via ballot initiative if Missouri would adopt Medicaid Expansion through the Affordable Care Act.  Ballot Initiative The Medicaid Expansion ballot initiative passed by a vote of approximately 53% in favor and … Continue reading 2020 Missouri Primary Recap

Four states launch science policy fellowship programs in 2020

This year, four states will kick off state-level, non-partisan science and technology policy fellowship programs – Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia. Science and technology policy fellowship (STPF) programs have long been an entry point for scientists seeking science policy careers, primarily in Washington, DC through the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) … Continue reading Four states launch science policy fellowship programs in 2020

Missouri Researchers Responding to COVID-19: July 2020 Updates

In April, MOST Policy Initiative partnered with Missouri Cures Education Foundation in hosting the Missouri Fighting COVID-19 Virtual Briefing with prestigious scientists and doctors across Missouri. The video received great feedback, so we have gathered updates on how Missouri researchers are responding to COVID-19 this summer. Dr. Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., treats patients for infectious … Continue reading Missouri Researchers Responding to COVID-19: July 2020 Updates

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