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Science Outside the Lab


Over the summer, IGERT Fellow Hollie Hall and Associate Estelle Robichaux participated in Arizona State University’s Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) Science Outside the Lab Program. Participants in the program explore the relationships among science, policy, and societal outcomes in a place where many important decisions about these things are made in Washington, D.C. During the two-week workshop, Hollie and Estelle met and interacted with the people who fund, regulate, shape, critique, publicize and study science, including Timothy Persons, Ana Ivelissa Avilés and Jenny Chanley of the Government Accountability Office; Andrew Ozment, Director for Cybersecurity at the White House; Cliff Duke and Nadine Lymn of the Ecological Society of America; as well as several AAAS Policy Fellows. Through program participation, Hollie and Estelle learned more about how the intersections between science, politics and society impact national policy.