UO undergraduate Rachel Cleveland advocates for scientific research funding
UO Environmental Studies Senior Rachel Cleveland was recently in DC to learn about science policy and converse with political staff on the importance of funding scientific research.
Rachel was able to attend Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering conference from March 18-21. The CASE program is largely funded largely by the UO vice president of research and innovation with support also provided by Government and Community Relations.
Out of nearly 200 workshop participants, Rachel was the only one from Oregon, and one of the few undergraduates present. At their time there, Rachel learned more about government processes, and science policy and communications at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Rachel will graduate with honors this spring, and will temporarily work at the Springfield office of the U.S. Forest Service post graduation.
Congratulations on the great work Rachel!