Julia Bradley-Cook, a PhD candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology, published an article about science policy in "Witness the Arctic," a publication of ARCUS (Arctic Research Consortium of the United States). She was selected by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) to attend a summer 2014 colloquium on science policy in Washington, DC. Bradley-Cook, an IGERT Fellow, was selected along with Gifford Wong and Alexandra Giese, PhD candidates in earth sciences and IGERT Fellows.
"Science and policy are inextricably linked: science informs decisions we make at local to international levels, and policy determines the budgets and priorities that drive research. As an ecology PhD student interested in societal issues, I am compelled to complement my scientific graduate training with an understanding of science policy," write Bradley-Cook, who co-leads STEPS (Science, Technology and Engineering Policy Society), an organization sponsored by the Dickey Center for International Understanding and open to all graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in science diplomacy.