priority of science and research funding. The movement has since gone viral and nowincludes more than 10,000 graduate students from nearly every congressional districtacross the nation.The following day was ﬁlled with meetings on the Hill, where students introduced SPI,enumerated the beneﬁts of federally funded science and technology, discussed their ownresearch, and advocated for federal support of science and engineering research.
Thisyear, 19 students visited 47 congressional ofﬁces from both chambers andparties and from 17 different states.
By comparison, 20 students visited 34congressional ofﬁces in 2011, and 15 students visited 20 ofﬁces in 2010. The scale of ourparticipation in CVD is growing considerably, which reﬂects SPI’s growth as anorganization in terms of its motivation and efﬁciency as well as its size.
ofﬁce staff for tremendous support each year:
William B. Bonvillian,
Philip H. Lippel,
Senior Policy Advisor
Thanks also to the
for their willingness to provide
participants with aworkshop on Communicating Science.
Senior Outreach Coordinator
, Director of Communications
Deputy Legislative Director-Climate & Energy Program
is generously funded by:
Dean of the School of Science (Dean Marc Kastner)Richard Locke (
Department of Political Science)Dean for Student Life (Dean Chris Colombo)Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (Dean DeborahFitzgerald)Graduate Student Life Grant (
, Dean Christine Ortiz)Dean of the School of Engineering (Dean Ian Waitz)VP for Research and Associate Provost Claude Canizares
Public Service CenterStudent Activities Ofﬁce