Science Policy Trek to Washington DC
March 12 – 15, 2018
myCHOICE is delighted to collaborate with UChicagoGRAD in offering our 2nd Science Policy trek to Washington DC!
The application to participate in the Trek is now closed.
Why should you participate in this trek?
Learn about policy positions in a variety of agencies and non-governmental organizations
Network with UChicago alumni who are working in science policy
Discover job opportunities and life in DC
Requirements & Expectations of myCHOICE Trek participants
All applicants must be a graduate student or postdoctoral trainee in the UChicago Biological Sciences Division
Become a myCHOICE Trainee by submitting the myCHOICE Trainee Application
Complete the myCHOICE Science Policy Trek application.
Upon completion of the trek, reflect on your experience in a short statement (< 500 words)
Tentative schedule of site visits
Monday, March 12, 2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:30 am — Environmental Defense Fund, hosted by alum Jennifer McPartland (Microbiology ’09)
12:00 pm — Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), hosted by alum Ben Krinsky (Evolutionary Biology ’14)
2:00 pm — Department of Energy, hosted by Argonne postdoctoral alum Lee Solomon (2017)
4:30 pm — Hill visit with Joel Creswell, PhD, Legislative Assistant to Representative Dan Lipinsky
6:00 pm — Alumni reception at UChicago Office of Federal Relations
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:00 am — Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)
Return flight to Chicago
*This schedule is subject to change.