Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

AAAS "CASE" Workshop Student Competition

American Association for the Advancement of Science
"Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" Workshop Student Competition

Student competition to attend the AAAS "Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" workshop in Washington, DC to learn about Congress, the federal budget process, and effective science communication. Students will have an opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress or congressional staff.


Due to the rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the 2020 AAAS Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop in Washington, DC, has been canceled.

It is with deep regret that we share this information with you. We recognize the hard work that both students and sponsors have put into preparation for this spring’s workshop and do not take the decision to cancel the workshop lightly. AAAS’ decision to cancel this meeting was based on the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the fact that a large number of attendees at this meeting are coming from affected U.S. states, and that an increasing number of institutions – including AAAS – have begun issuing guidelines and restrictions regarding university- or society-sponsored travel.

Details of the next workshop will be posted here as soon as they are available. 


CIRES is hosting a competition to send CU Boulder students to Washington, DC to attend the AAAS "Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering" workshop. The competition is open to any full-time CU Boulder graduate student or upper-class undergraduate in one of the following fields: Biological, physical, or earth sciences; Computational sciences and mathematics; Engineering disciplines; Medical and health sciences; and Social and behavioral sciences. The competition is supported by the CU Graduate School and the Center for STEM Learning. Competition winners will be asked to submit a brief report about their workshop experience and participate in a panel discussion.


The Spring 2020 AAAS "CASE" Workshop has been canceled.