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

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

Contact Tracing Efforts in Kansas City May Yield Big Results in Fighting COVID-19

Google shows the author's location information for the past year. Here’s an exercise for you. Open up Google Maps on your smartphone. Click on your account in the top, right corner, and look for a menu option labeled “Your timeline.” Google routinely backs up your smartphone’s location on its computer servers. This information can be … Continue reading Contact Tracing Efforts in Kansas City May Yield Big Results in Fighting COVID-19

Elevating Science in Missouri: The Role of the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network

Here at the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network, we’re working hard to create resources to elevate science in policy conversations across the state of Missouri. We will soon be releasing a series of virtual briefings about important scientific topics – our first video will highlight how scientists across the state have responded to the COVID-19 … Continue reading Elevating Science in Missouri: The Role of the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network