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Article - Dec 12, 2019
Scientists as Citizens: ESAL at the 2019 Science Policy Symposium

On November 1 and 2, ESAL presented workshops on local engagement at the National Science Policy Network’s 2019 Science Policy Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. NSPN is a nationwide group of early-career researchers interested in science policy.

Article - Nov 15, 2019
Computers with a Cause: Behind the Scenes with Tech Exchange

On November 6, ESAL co-hosted a happy hour with Tech Exchange, a nonprofit in Oakland, California tackling the digital divide. The event included a tour of the Tech Exchange warehouse, where they refurbish electronic equipment for distribution.

Article - Oct 26, 2019
Local STEM Database

Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally is excited to announce our Local STEM Database. This crowd-sourced resource contains listings of STEM-relevant organizations, content resources, policy fellowships, university programs, and government initiatives and agencies that intersect with communities and city, county, and state government.

Article - Oct 5, 2019
Advocating for Policy in the State Legislature

Our latest playbook guide aims to help you advocate for policies at the state level. We share ideas and tips for how to identify stakeholders and set up effective meetings to make your voice heard on issues you care about.

Article - Sep 21, 2019
Swimming Against the Current: Innovation in Water Technology and Policy

On September 12, ESAL hosted a roundtable discussion on local water policy in Oakland, California. The event featured a panel of San Francisco Bay Area leaders who contribute to innovation in water-related technologies and policy decision making.

Article - May 29, 2019
Taking the First Step

On May 8, four scientists and engineers shared their insights on community engagement at an ESAL happy hour in Berkeley, California. The event brought together leaders from across the San Francisco Bay Area who apply their expertise while serving on commissions in their local cities.

Article - May 19, 2019
#EngageLocal: ESAL Goes Live on Twitter

On May 9, ESAL hosted a Twitter chat to share tips and ideas for how scientists and engineers can make a difference in their community. Using the #EngageLocal hashtag, scientists and engineers from around the country joined in to ask questions and share their experience.

Article - Apr 29, 2019
Taking Your First Steps to Local Engagement

Our latest playbook guide aims to ease your first steps toward local engagement. We share ideas and tips for learning more about how your local government is addressing issues you care about.

Article - Mar 2, 2019
AAAS Annual Meeting - Becoming "Scientist Citizens"

Arti Garg, ESAL Founder & Chair, recently spoke on a panel entitled "Influencing Policy: Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers" at the 2019 Annual AAAS Meeting. Here are her thoughts on becoming better "scientist citizens".

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