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Welcome to the Penn State Science Policy Society!

We are here to bring scientists and the community closer together, to teach and learn about science policy and the related issues we all deal with, and to help each other with opportunities and advancements in any scientific field we wish to pursue.  The best way to bring everyone together on progressive science policy is to make sure that information is clear, accessible, and interesting.  Check back here, on Facebook, and Twitter often for news on current issues, posts from scientists in different fields, and interesting highlights from the scientific world.

If you are interested in joining, curious about what we do, or just have a question, feel free to email us at psusciencepolicy@gmail.com

Highlights

June Virtual Science on Tap

Our third ~virtual~ Science on Tap was on: Reflections on Racism in the US. A recording of the talk can be found here.

SPS Support of CGE Proposed Policy Changes

SPS has released a statment supporting proposed policy changes at Penn State in light of the university’s response of inaction to a racist incident that occurred at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest involving a PSU student.

2019 Annual Report

2019 was a productive and eventful year for SPS. Check out our annual report for a summary of last year and a look into what is to come in 2020!

Public Comment

The Dept. of Interior’s reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has led to widespread objections from a coalition of environmental, political, and scientific organizations.1 Despite this, the DOI plans to reaffirm their interpretation of the MBTA into federal law. See our public comment to learn about why we hold that it would be ill-advised to see this objective through.

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