Grad Students Selected to Attend AAAS Policy and Advocacy Workshop

Maddy Nyblade
Natalie Raia


Two Earth & Environmental Sciences Ph.D. students, Maddy Nyblade and Natalie Raia, have been selected to attend a premier science policy and advocacy workshop hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) workshop is held annually at AAAS headquarters in Washington, D.C. During this intensive four-day program, students and early career researchers are connected with science policy and advocacy experts to learn about the federal policy-making process and the role of science in policymaking. The workshop is capped with a full-day visit with congressional leaders and staffers on Capitol Hill.

Participants are selected via internal competitions at sponsoring institutions. The American Geophysical Union selected Nyblade as the organization's sole sponsored student, and Raia is one of four UMN-sponsored students.

Congratulations to both Maddy and Natalie for this honor!