Science Policy Initiative Club
The Science Policy Initiative at Notre Dame (SPI@ND) is a student organization that seeks to engage students at the University of Notre Dame in issues at the intersection of science and public policy. As a member of the National Science Policy Network, we serve to unite students who have a passion for science, engineering, or other disciplines and a desire to affect policy change. We work to communicate the value of scientific research to society at large. We will accomplish this goal using three intrinsically connected strategies:
- Spark dialogue on campus about science policy by providing an environment for students to discuss relevant science policy issues in the context of their lives as both scholars and citizens.
- Encourage young scholars to become more involved in science policy by increasing awareness of careers related to science policy and providing professional development opportunities for interested students and faculty.
- Focus our involvement and reach towards the local community by fostering communication with policy-makers and the general public on the importance of science and technology for the advancement of society.