How to Advocate for Science

This course, written by scientists for scientists, is designed to help researchers get started as advocates. Scientists are experts in their fields who can speak with authority on what is needed to promote scientific advancement. But scientific training does not generally include public communication or advocacy skills. This online course will help scientists at all career stages develop the professional skills necessary to identify and explain the issues that are important to them and communicate with their elected officials and agency representatives about those issues. Written by members of the APS Science Policy Committee and the society’s professional staff, this course provides the scientists’ perspective on taking that first step into advocacy.