Upcoming Events

General Meeting #3 – Government Science Censorship

We are excited to kick off 2018 with our first general meeting of the year! We will be joined by speakers from UCLA who will discuss their careers and will discuss science censorship in the CDC and EPA.

We will be meeting on Monday, January 22 at 5:00 PM in Boyer Hall 130. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Past Events

General Meeting #2 – Gerrymandering

Want to learn how gerrymandering affects U.S. politics, and science policy can be used to reduce or inflate gerrymandering? Come to the Science Policy Group at UCLA’s second general meeting of the year to find out!

Join us this Wednesday, November 1st at 5:30 PM in Boyer Hall 159. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

General Meeting #1 – Hurricanes and Climate Change

We hope you’ll join us for our first meeting of the year! It will be held next Wednesday, October 4th from 6-7 pm in the Gonda first floor conference room (Gonda 1357). We’ll start with a brief overview of the group, our structure, and our plans for the year. Then, we’ll have a discussion about something that has been on a lot of people’s minds lately: the recent hurricanes, how they may be impacted by climate change, and the role policy can play in addressing these issues.

We encourage you to check out this Vox article discussing climate change’s role in recent severe storms, and this recent New York Times article highlighting climate policy in California.



Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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