Science Policy Workshops

Science and the Law: Expert Witness Workshop 

March 30th at 4:00 – 5:00 pm CT

Ever wondered about how science is used in the legal system? Come to MOST’s Science & Law Panel on Tuesday, March 30th at 4:00 – 5:00 pm CT, where you can learn about what it takes to be an expert witness and how science policy works in the courts, from environmental law to exonerating the wrongly accused!

Making the MOST of Science: Using Your Expertise for Civic Engagement 

April 16, 23, and 30, 2021 | 12:00-1:30 PM CT
Open to all Missouri Grad Students & Post-Docs

The Missouri Science and Technology (MOST) Policy Initiative is hosting a three-part workshop series for Missouri-based STEM and Social Science graduate students,  postdoctoral fellows, and researchers about how to use their academic backgrounds to engage with science policy. The workshop will cover the current science policy landscape at the federal and state level and provide attendees with resources related to science communication, career development, and civic engagement. In the final session of the workshop, participants will apply the information and skills developed at previous sessions to hold a mock meeting with a policymaker.

Vaccines in Missouri: The push for equitable vaccine distribution for all Missourians

April 30 2021 | 3 – 5:00 PM CT

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the lives of every Missourian, but the end of the pandemic may be in sight with a number of new vaccines getting approval. Right now, the state is vaccinating people as quickly as it can, however, vaccine hesitancy threatens to derail efforts to end the pandemic. Suburban Missouri is outpacing rural and urban Missouri in COVID-19 vaccine uptake. Our January roundtable discussion focussed on vaccination efforts in urban Missouri and Black and brown communities. This month, we’re talking about the cultural and political divides that may keep rural communities from critical interventions that could help to end the pandemic.
This live roundtable discussion will be live on YouTube and Facebook for anyone to view on Friday, April 30th at 3 pm CT. We’re also hosting a virtual afterparty following the round table event on Zoom on Friday, April 30th at 4 pm CT. The afterparty is a great opportunity to meet the discussion participants and connect with scientists and researchers from all over Missouri. We can’t wait to see everyone there!

Check back soon for more details on the schedule!