Science Policy Training Aug 30-Sept 3

You are invited to participate in the Idaho Science and Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF) orientation! Orientation will be held Monday, August 30 through Friday, September 3, 2021, online and in-person.

This is an opportunity to learn about science policy, the history of science and technology policy in the U.S., how science policy works in federal government, public policy analysis, the three branches of government in Idaho, science policy communications and more from local and national experts. Additional information about orientation and the schedule (also attached) can be found here:

Register for all main sessions here.

Limited space is available for the following ISTPF orientation modules taught by renowned science policy expert Dr. Deborah Stine; please register by Thursday, August 26.

Monday, August 30, 9:30AM -12:30PM MDT
Science & Technology Policy History and Organization
Overview of the history and organization of science and technology policy in the United States, including the role of the White House, Congress and federal agencies.

Wednesday, September 1, 9:00AM-12:00PM MDT
Public Policy Analysis Part 1: Question and Policy Options
Overview of public policy analysis. Participants will identify a policy question of interest and three policy options to analyze. 

Friday, September 3, 9:30AM-12:30PM MDT
Public Policy Analysis Part II: Analysis and Recommendation
Participants will analyze their options based on four criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, equity and ease of political acceptability. They will then develop a recommendation for a policymaker based on that analysis.