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Workshop to Help Scientists Engage in Public Service

The third in a series of campaign education workshops will take place in Washington at the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. As APS News goes to press, the workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, but the date may be subject to change. Like its predecessors, the workshop is designed for scientists and engineers who recognize the importance of public service and who are contemplating either running for public office, helping in a campaign, or serving in government in an administrative capacity. The one-day workshop will cover all levels of government, from local school boards and town councils to the US Congress. Experienced campaign professionals will be on hand to give participants an overview of what’s involved in a political campaign, and how to mount a successful one.

APS is one of the sponsors of the workshop, and a limited number of registration fee rebates will be available to APS members who attend. These will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis, so it's important for those interested to register early. The workshop is being held under the auspices of Scientists and Engineers for America (SEA), and more information, including how to register, is available at www.seaworkshop.com. The first twelve APS members who register will be eligible to have half their registration refunded. Those applying for the rebate should send an email confirming their registration to sea@aps.org.


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