Despite the circumstances, we had a pretty fantastic year in 2020. We grew from one full-time staff member to seven full-time staff members and two part-time assistants. With this growth, we also increased our ability to connect science and policy across the state of Missouri and nationwide. Some highlights from 2020 include: the launch of … Continue reading Looking Forward to the New Year: Our 2021 Goals
Ahead of the 2021 legislative session, Missouri lawmakers began pre-filing legislation on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. To date, 600 bills and resolutions have been pre-filed in the house and senate combined. We expect to see more than 1000 bills pre-filed before the legislative session begins in January 2021. For a comprehensive list of all pre-filed … Continue reading Legislative Science Outlook: A look at Missouri’s pre-filed bills
Last week, our team virtually attended the 2020 National Science Policy Symposium, hosted by the National Science Policy Network. Each year, it is inspirational to be surrounded by early career researchers across the country who are passionate about using science to make better public policies. This year’s theme was “Science Policy for Racial Justice”. The … Continue reading Science Policy for Racial Justice
Growing up in a small village in northern India near the Himalayan sea by the Nepal border Pawan Upadhyay, Ph.D. said science was a very small part of his early education. Learning the language of Biochemistry The child of a farmer, Dr. Pawan was the first in his family to attend college. He was active … Continue reading Learning English to Help Manage Cancer
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.