Civic Leadership and Science Advocacy Retreat this Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

We are hosting a special student retreat this Saturday and we want you to join! Are you interested in learning how you can affect positive change? Are you interested in building a bridge between science and policy but don’t know where to start? Do you want to build a community of supportive student science advocates @ IU-Bloomington? Do you want free breakfast and lunch?


Please join us for a half-day Civic Leadership and Science Advocacy Retreat this Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:30 am – 2:30pmRSVP here (RSVP by Wednesday if possible, so we can tailor the workshop activities and food orders accordingly). Location will be on campus and will be emailed to all participants in advance.


All students are welcome (graduate students, undergraduates, any major)!


Check out MSCH-J 460: Science in the Public Sphere – offered spring 2019

MSCH J460/J660: Science in the Public Sphere
9:30-10:45 Tues/Thurs
Spring 2019

Details: This class investigates the relationship between scientists and various non-scientist groups, including policymakers, journalists, and the general public. Students will analyze how scientific research is communicated between scientists as well as to these other groups, and discover how the different communication and knowledge needs of journalists, policymakers, and the public influence those groups’ interpretations of scientific findings. Drawing on this conceptual work, students will then practice science communication skills in the area of food systems and sustainability science specifically.​​

Concerned Scientists @ IU is doing another Walk to the Polls this week on Thursday, 11/1, at 4:00pm.

We’ll be meeting in the Indiana Memorial Union (student union), in the lobby between Starbuck’s and Alumni Hall. Then, we’ll walk to Election Central together and vote. We’ll do this rain or shine, and some people have volunteered to drive, if needed.


We had good conversations last week on our walks, so even if you’ve already voted or you’re not ready to vote yet, join us for conversation and bring along some friends! If you’d like to join us for our Walk to the Polls, please email Nic (, so we know who to expect.


In addition, our partners for voting efforts this fall, Campus Action, are hosting an Early Voting March this Saturday, 11/3. They’ll meet at Dunn Meadow on Saturday at 11:30am. After voting, there will be a party Hopscotch Roastery (212 N. Madison St), across the street from the polls. You can RSVP to the Facebook event.