Inside Philanthropy reporter, Tate Williams, recently spoke with us about our efforts to connect scientists with policymakers. We support the California Council on Science and Technology, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization established by the California State Legislature that embeds scientific experts for yearlong placements in science and technology advisory positions in the state senate and assembly. We are pleased to support the expansion of this program into other states, which was recently announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for Science Advancement.
The California Council on Science and Technology program is modeled after a similar offering developed by the American Association for Science Advancement, an organization we also support to identify opportunities to strengthen science advising through policy fellowship programs in selected central governments around the world and previously to place a Ph.D.-level science and technology policy fellow in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to improve U.S. policymaking by bringing more science to the decision-making process.
Read the full story from Tate Williams here.