University of Rochester Science Policy Initiative

The University of Rochester Science Policy Initiative is a group of graduate students and post-doctoral fellows that are passionate about science and public policy.

We organize various skill building events and workshops so that trainees can get hands on experience with science policy. In addition, we host seminars to facilitate discussion about science policy, better understand key issues that the nation and local government is facing and provide an opportunity to explore different career paths.

Latest Event Highlight

Memo Writing Competition

December 6, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m
Ryan Case Method Room

A 1-page memo is a great way to get your message across and to distill the finer points of your argument/stance in an easy to read manner. Our contestants have created a 1-page memo about a local policy or issue and will be presenting their memos to a panel of judges to determine prize winners. Come support your colleagues as they compete for the grand prize!