Past Events



June 3, 2021: How to Run for Public Office. Elected officials Michaela Tonking (Board member of the Incline Valley General Improvement District) and Lloyd Levine (former member of the California State Legislature) shared their experiences running for public office!


April 29, 2021: Science Policy Fellowships: Past, Present and FutureDerreck Carter-House, Danielle Delany, Agnes Varghese and Stephanie Piper, former and current invited fellows, shared their experiences, challenges and most rewarding moments of their fellowships in legislative offices. They provided crucial insights into how they became fellows and how this experiences have had an impact in their professional pathways.

Fellowship event


March 27, 2021: Getting involved in Science Policy Workshop, UC Chemical Symposium: Workshop presented by Morgan Dundon & Kavya Samudrala, introducing UC scientists on how to engage and participate in policymaking processes.

Getting involved s2p


February 18: Picture a Scientist: Reflection, Discussion and Action for Women in STEM. A reflection on the documentary "Picture a Scientist," and discussion of actionable steps to increase equity for women in STEM with guest moderators and UCR agents of change.

PAS Flyer Final



December 17, 2020: Science to Policy Reading Group Special Guest, where we hosted Dr. Julianna McCall, co-director of the California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine to discuss the California Surgeon General's report on Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Julianne McCall Reading Group

Links to the Executive Summary and Education Brief here!

If interested in the full report, it can be found here.

November 12, 2020: Science to Policy Reading Group Special Guest, where we hosted Dr. Maxine Savitz! She was a member of President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (OPCAST) Ad-Hoc Pandemic Response Group and Vice President of the National Academy of Engineering.


Maxine Savitz

Here are the readings from that meeting:

Recommendations for the National Strategic Pandemic-Response Stockpile
Report, 5/20/2020

Recommendations for the Coming COVID-19 Commission
Report, 9/21/2020

"Contact tracing is essential to preventing another spike in coronavirus infections"
Op-ed, The Boston Globe, 7/13/2020

October 21, 2020: Riverside Mayoral Race and California Proposition Forum, where UCR students could learn about California propositions on the ballot and Riverside's local mayoral election directly from the candidates!


Candidate Forum Flyer

October 20, 2020: Palm Desert Center: Science Policy Slam: S2P participants pitched policy ideas to policymakers in the spirit of UC Grad Slam!


Policy Slam Flyer
Science Policy Slam Screenshot

October 16 and 22, 2020: Science Policy Certificate Course Information Session and Q&A


2021 Certificate Program Flyer

June 11, 2020: Certificate Completion Ceremony, Science Policy Graduate Certificate 2020 Cohort


Zoom graduation

March 6, 2020: 2020 Vision: The Future of California Agriculture, an agriculture policy event sponsored by the Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology.


Flyer for agriculture policy day event
Ag Day Photo

January 24, 2020: How to Write an Elevator Pitch Workshop, at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Leading the workshop


November 1-3, 2019: National Science Policy Symposium


Students at the conference

October 11-12, 2019: Policy Hackathon: groups focused on school shootings and the Salton Sea


S2P Hackathon

October 2, 2019: Mock Legislative Hearing on the Inland Empire


Mock Hearing

July 11-13, 2019: Communicating Science (ComSciCon) Workshop in San Diego

May 10, 2019: R'SciCom with Brian Lin



April 19, 2019: Science F.A.R.E. (Fellowships, Advising, Running for Office, and Engagement) Day at UCR

April 18, 2019: UC-Center Sacramento STEM Solutions Training Workshop

April 2, 2019: Certificate Completion Ceremony for Science to Policy Certificate 2019 cohort



February 26, 2019: #shareyourscience Social Media Workshop

January 28, 2019: Op-Ed Writing Workshop


October 24, 2018: AAAS CASE workshop, partnered with AAAS

October 23, 2018: Science Communication workshop

August 30, 2018: STEM Public Speaking workshop

July 26, 2018: Translating Science workshop, partnered with CE-CERT

April 20, 2018: Science to Policy Program Convocation