Have you ever wondered how policies that affect directions in science and research are made? Would you like a career that helps shape science policy? From stem cells research to climate change, these scientific issues are as much driven by policy decision as scholarly research. Our speaker will share her observations of policy making in the chemical industry and give you an insightful glimpse into the decision process. Join us to learn about science policy and how you can prepare for a career in that field
“Creating a Successful Career in Public Policy and the Chemical Industry – Lessons Not Taught in Classrooms”
A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Susan Butts, Senior Director of External Science & Technology Programs at The Dow Chemical Company.
What You Will Learn
- How public policy is made – a peek behind the curtain into science & technology policy making.
- Steps you can take to prepare for a career in science policy.
- How to effectively speak up on science policy issues! Your input matters.
- Why communication is the key to having more influence on science policy.
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
About The Presenter
Dr. Susan Butts is the Senior Director of External Science & Technology Programs at The Dow Chemical Company. In this capacity she is responsible for Dow’s sponsored research programs at over 100 universities, institutes, and national laboratories worldwide and also for Dow’s contract research activities with US and European government agencies. She works on issues related to science policy and government funding for research and development from Dow’s office in Washington, DC. She has held several positions in Dow R&D, both as individual investigator and research manager, since joining the company in 1979. She is the past president of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership in the National Academies and a member of the governing boards of the Council for Chemical Research and the Alliance for Science and Technology Research in America. She is also Dow’s representative to the American Chemical Society’s Committee on Corporation Associates.
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