Poster presentation on science education outreach presented at the "Faculty Serving Washington" event at the State Capitol Building in Olympia, WA. Presenters include (l. to rt.) Dr. Nicholas Lovrich, Director, Div Gov't Studies and Services; Dr. Gita Bangera, faculty in the Science Div at Bellevue College and WSU microbiology PhD; Dr. David Weller WSU/USDA ARS Research Group Leader for Plant Pathology.
The Policy Internship will be a capstone experience for students in this program. Students will spend one semester (4 months) at an agency or institution where they will focus on a policy issue that is relevant to their research. Students will receive financial support during this time as part of the NSF funding.
Potential host agencies include (but are not limited too):
The Park Service
The Plant Nutrition Institute
EPA Region 10
The National Resource Conservation Service
The National Center for Atmospheric Research
Opportunities for International experience are also possible with agencies in Canada, Mexico and elsewhere:
BIO (an international consortium of agricultural biotechnology groups
To integrate this policy experience with their research, each student will include a chapter in their dissertation that incorporates aspects of their internship experience and the policy features most closely related to their scientific research.