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About us:

The Science Policy Initiative at UVA is a student organization empowering scientists and engineers to be more informed and involved in science policy. 

The Science Policy Initiative at UVA is established for the expressed purpose of:

  1. Enhancing awareness among graduate students in engineering and science disciplines about fellowship and career opportunities in science policy.
  2. Providing support and resources for graduate students pursuing opportunities in science policy.
  3. Conducting professional development events to prepare graduate students for careers in science policy.
  4. Advocating to the university administration for support of graduate students pursuing policy careers.
  5. Facilitating community outreach events to increase awareness and understanding of scientific research among the community.

To learn more about science policy, check out some of the resources we’ve compiled.

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.