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Category: Postcards

Article - Dec 24, 2021
Writing Science Notes for Missouri Policy Makers

Developmental psychology PhD candidate Nanxi Xu recalls her experience with writing an impactful science note through the Missouri Local Science Engagement Network and how it contributed to increased awareness of education and mental health considerations across the state of Missouri.

Article - Nov 4, 2021
COVES: Serving in Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Psychology PhD candidate Janey Dike shares her interest in trauma-informed, community-based supports and how it has motivated her goal to bridge science and policy.

Article - Nov 4, 2021
COVES: Serving as a Science Advisor

Environmental science and policy PhD student Chelsea Gray discusses her experience as a science advisor and the up-close interaction between law and science-based solutions.

Article - Nov 4, 2021
COVES: Serving in the Finance and Appropriations Committee

Integrative life sciences PhD candidate Adele Balmer shares her experience with policymaking in Virginia and how the results from a mathematical model she built has inspired her to work in science policy after graduation.

Article - Jan 29, 2021
Addressing COVID Disinformation Close to Home

Epidemiologist and microbiology PhD candidate Lyndsey Gray shares how she was able to dispel COVID disinformation by talking with her family.

Article - Dec 9, 2020
Curing Ballots in an Election

Biophysicist Leah Cairns was a voter protection volunteer in the 2020 election as part of a "ballot curing" team in North Carolina. She shares her thoughts on how engaging locally can help fight voter suppression.

Article - Nov 16, 2020
Being a Poll Worker during COVID-19

ESAL volunteer Rachel Burckhardt is a microbiologist and science communicator in Bethesda, Maryland. She wrote about volunteering as a poll worker for the first time in the 2020 election, amid extra precautions due to COVID-19.

Article - Dec 17, 2018
Fish Passage in Alaska

Frankie Barker talks about how she helped write an ordinance that would require anyone building roads in Alaska's Matanuska-Susitna Borough to adhere to US Fish and Wildlife Service standards for fish passage when installing culverts.

Article - Aug 12, 2018
Attending a State of the City Address

‚ÄčTim Oolman is an engineer with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering who lives in Charleston, South Carolina. He told us about attending a City Council meeting and a State of the City address to learn more about his home.

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