Upcoming Events

General Meeting

Join us for our next general meeting on Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30 PM! Location and topic TBD.

Past Events

SoCal Science Policy Happy Hour

Join fellow SoCal Science Policy Groups for a happy hour on Saturday, August 5th at Stereo Brewing in Placentia at 6 pm!

UCLA and USC Science Policy Happy Hour

Join USCience Policy and Science Policy Group at UCLA for a joint happy hour at Mandrake Bar from 5 pm – 7 pm on June 22. Connect with fellow science policy enthusiasts, and join us for a discussion around the effect of refugees and sanctuary cities on stress.

After this event, you should gain a sense of how:
1) Science shapes policy
2) Understanding how to effectively communicate science to the public

To build upon these goals, we are going to tie in a conversation topic to show how science plays a role. After all, application of a new skill will help cement this concept better.

1) Relationship among refugees, stress, and psychiatric disease

2) (if time) What additional policies are in place/should be in place to support them?

To kick start your thinking caps, here’s a Nature interview on this relationship: http://www.nature.com/news/german-psychiatrist-plans-to-scan-the-brains-of-refugees-1.20340
Attached you will find a paper on the role science policy plays a role and how to do advocate for an issue with science!


RSVP is required for the included free drink ticket.

Please RSVP here: http://uscuclascipolhappyhour.eventbrite.com

Kickoff Event

Join our newly founded Science Policy Group at UCLA in our kickoff event! Learn about science policy, upcoming events, open officer positions, and provide your own input on the group and its platform.


We welcome undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and staff.

Please RSVP here: scipolkickoff.eventbrite.com

Science Policy Group at UCLA

Access the slides from this event here.Kendall-Taylor Levit 2017