CW3E Graduate Student Named AGU Voices for Science Advocate

May 21, 2018

Tashiana Osborne, a Ph.D. student within CW3E, was recently selected to become 1 of 30 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Voices for Science Advocates across the US. According to the AGU, their new program, Voices for Science, was ‘designed to create a network of skilled and dedicated scientists who are ready to share their science with a variety of important audiences’, including lawmakers, the media, community members, children, and others.

Osborne and other Advocates were flown to Washington, D.C. in April to complete a skill-building training in science communication and policy. During this training, Advocates created action plans, committing to create, contribute to, and/or engage peers in relevant activities throughout the year. AGU will reunite Advocates in Washington, D.C. for the December 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, where Advocates will share highlights from the year and participate in additional activities.

AGU emphasizes, ‘By participating in the Voices for Science program, the Advocates are helping to build public support for Earth and space science, protect critical science funding, and advance federal support for science policy. We look forward to sharing their success stories and lessons learned, and we hope they will serve as an inspiration for other AGU members to embark on their own science advocacy journeys.’

Voices for Science feature in AGU’s Earth & Space Science News (EOS):

AGU Voices for Science Advocates (within the Communication track) after practicing techniques to communicate research with various audiences (Photo Credit: AGU)