Out of the Lab II

How do you turn your scientific research into policy and legislation?

After the successful first edition of Out of The Lab, dr. ir. Rolf Hut and Studium Generale now present Out of The Lab 2: making your research into law using political connections.

On December 2nd (14.30 -16.30) we will bring together a collection of experts in the fields of politics, research and science communication to help you understand the culture of science policy. How do you interact with politicians? How does the government employ scientific research? Our speakers will tell you!

Caitlyn Hall is founder of the Arizona Science Policy Network to facilitate a cohesive relationship between early career scientists in Arizona with policymakers and community leaders. As a practicing scientist she has successfully advised Arizona state legislators on science issues. At the same time she is doing her PhD in Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University.

“Early career scientists are in the ideal position to pioneer a culture of innovation in communication and policy alongside their technical pursuits. However, they lack obvious avenues to develop and practice the skills necessary to be effective.”

Dr. Patricia Faasse is Senior Researcher at the Rathenau Institute. She leads a project trying to answer the question: ”How do Ministries acquire and organise scientific research?” She is a scientist studying the process of how scientific knowledge is used in policy making. For further reading about this project (in Dutch): https://www.rathenau.nl/nl/kennisgedreven-democratie/hoe-organiseren-ministeries-het-laten-doen-van-onderzoek

Dr. Robbert Verweij is Board Advisor at Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) and has more than a decade of experience in the inner workings of the policy making machine in the Netherlands. He will share his experience on how and why civil servants like him choose to work with scientists in drafting new regulations and laws before they are presented to politicians to be codified into legislation.

Join us for drinks after the event in the ID Kafee at the Industrial Design Faculty.

Register here!