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Steaming Piles of Science

Aug 12, 2018

This episode is my coverage of the March 2018 Science Pub. Science - the work of analysis, experiment, fail, and try again – relentlessly pursues answers to some of the most complex and pressing issues of our time, but work in the lab won't change the world if it stays in the lab. How to get research findings out in the world, to fuel the zeitgeist, and inform policy to address those complex issues, is an important art. Although the work of scientists impacts almost every part of our daily lives, mis-steps in communication on the science-to-policy path can be disastrous. What does it take to be an effective advocate for science-informed policy? What is the difference between policy that impacts science and science that impacts policy? What are the roles of scientist, advocate, and policy-maker? These and other questions were discussed by Melody Brown Burkins, Celia Chen, and Anne Kapuscinski.