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Date:7/31/2013

ce, Organization of Biological Field Stations, and Society for the Study of Evolution.

"This is a great opportunity to share the importance of science with our elected leaders," said Dr. Christopher Pickett, a participant in the 2011 event. "My experience meeting with Senator Claire McCaskill inspired me to remain engaged in science policy." Pickett is now a Science Policy Fellow with the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Individuals in the 2013 event participated in an interactive training webinar. The program provided information about how best to communicate science to non-technical audiences, tips for conducting a successful meeting with an elected official, and information about trends in funding for research.

More information about the Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event is available at www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_district_visits.html.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a scientific association dedicated to advancing biological research and education for the welfare of society. AIBS works to ensure that the public, legislators, funders, and the community of biologists have access to and use information that will guide them in making informed decisions about matters that require biological knowledge.  For more information visit www.aibs.org.


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