This podcast series emanates out of the Public Policy Prep (P3) Program supported by the Burroughs Welcome Fund (BWF). In this series, we will introduce you to science policy professionals working on the frontiers of policy making, Science & Technology fellows, UCI alumni in policy circles and fellow students & postdocs actively engaged in the policy arena.
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November 08, 2019
This episode features William Pandori, a PhD candidate in the Immunology Department. Harinder Singh, Director of GPS-STEM in conversation with Will Pandori to discuss many ways students/Postdocs can get involved in Science Policy while still in academic training. Notable training opportunities in Policy include the GPS-STEM's Public Policy Prep and American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS).
January 17, 2020
This week's episode features JP Lawrence, MS, PhD, an Evolutionary Biologist and Wildlife Photographer. Dr. Lawrence describes the origins of his passion and how he utilizes his research with Poison Dart Frogs and butterflies to transform science education, especially how Evolution is taught in America.
January 17, 2020
Justin Clifford Smith, PhD, a physicist turned data scientist, developed machine learning based tools to improve efficacy and lower costs for the Center for Optimization and Data Science at the US Census Bureau. Dr. Smith describes his career journey into science policy from a physics and mathematics perspective and his experience as a CCST/AAAS S&T fellowship awardee.
March 6, 2020
Since 2010, Melinda Gormley has served as a Research Development Officer in the School of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine. She shares her unique perspective of the history of biological sciences and science policy in the US and how that shapes today's government functioning.
May 26, 2020
Dr. Adriana Bankston (LinkedIn) is an advocate for improving the research enterprise by empowering early career researchers to enact policy change. By day, Adriana is a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California (UC) Office of Federal Governmental Relations. Prior to this position, Adriana was a Policy & Advocacy Fellow at The Society for Neuroscience (SfN). In addition to working at UC, Adriana also serves as Vice-President of Future of Research (FoR) and is Chief Outreach Officer at the Journal of Science Policy and Governance (JSPG). In this podcast, Adriana shares her perspective on how science policy and advocacy can shape the landscape of research and higher education.
July 23, 2020
Shalin Jyotishi is the Chief Executive Office of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance. His mission is to engage universities, businesses, governments, and communities to promote sustainable, equitable economic growth and opportunity. In this podcast he describes how early career researchers and build a successful career in Science Policy.