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The NC SSPC, led by the UNC-CH Science Policy Advocacy Group, NC State Science Policy Pack, and UNCG Spartans for Science and Policy, is hosting a Science Policy Certificate Series for the 2020 – 2021 academic year! Each group will be hosting a number of online seminars and workshops throughout the year, open to any student or postdoc of a NC College or University

These events will cover a broad range of science policy topics, from the basics of what is science policy and the state of science policy in different fields, to how to engage with your elected officials! To earn the certificate, participants will have to attend 5 seminars and 3 workshops by July 2021 and submit a brief summary of each event attended. On average, 2 events will be offered per month.

First, register at this link for the policy training series.

Then, submit a summary to receive credit after each event.

Keep an eye on our events list below and our event calendar ? to stay up to date with the training opportunities we’re offering.


What sorts of events are you hosting?

  • Seminars with local and national experts in science policy
  • workshops to polish your writing and communication skills
  • Research-focused events
  • Advocacy events

How are you hosting these events?

You know it, you love it, Zoom. Our events will be safely run through video-conferencing in the 2020-21 school year.

I’m not in the Triangle, can I attend?

Science policy advocates from all corners are welcome!

This Year’s Events

April 8th, 2021, 1-5 pm

The Graduate Research and Policy Expo


March 5th, 2021

Animating Biology with Janet Iwasa, PhD

Contact us if you’d like to watch the recorded seminar,


January 29th, 2021, 10am

How to be an Advocate: Part 2

Watch the seminar on our YouTube channel

November 20th, 2020, 1pm

How to be an Advocate

Watch the seminar on our YouTube channel

October 22nd, 2020, 9:45am

Science Communication Seminar


October 20th, 2020, 7pm

Science Policy Careers Seminar

Watch the seminar on our YouTube channel


October 8th, 2020, 10am

Fellowship Application Workshop

September 23rd, 2020, 1:30pm

A Seminar with Dr. Wanida Lewis


September 17th, 2020, 11 am – 2 pm

NC SciPol101

Watch the seminar on our YouTube channel