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Michael Stoff, Director 305 East 23rd St, CLA 2.102, (G3600) Austin, TX 78712-1250 • 512-471-1442

Science for Change Series: How Scientists Serve as National Policy Advisors: Engage part-time or make a career of it

Tue, April 24, 2012 • 5:00 PM • AVAYA Auditorium, ACES 2.302

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Tuesday when the College of Natural Sciences will have the final speaker in the "Science for Change" series...a series that has brought amazing national government and policy makers (who started as scientists) to show you new paths for using your science to better the world...

How Scientists Serve as National Policy Advisors: Engage part-time or make a career of it

Speaker: Joye Purser, former legislative aide to U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas and now an analyst at the Department of Defense

Dr. Joye Purser has worked in many policy settings in Washington:  congressional staffer, nonprofit advocate, campaign operative, federal employee, and lobbyist. She will explain how becoming a "citizen scientist" can involve a relatively small, focused effort – or can develop into a full-time career. Either way, there are rules of engagement and individual aptitudes that can determine whether prospective science policy wonks can succeed in and enjoy such a path.

Come early to get a seat and plan to stay and chat with the speaker at the reception to follow.

If you haven't had a chance to attend one of these talks- don't miss this amazing opportunity to find out more about how you can think creatively about your skills and gifts and how they can change the world!

Sponsored by: College of Natural Sciences


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