About us

Welcome to the UC Davis Science Policy Journal Club, a group of grad students, post docs and faculty exploring the intersection between science and public policy.  We approach this topic from two directions:
  • how do decision-makers choose to fund and direct scientific research, and
  • how can science inform responsible public policy.

Meetings:  Fridays, 2-3pm, Physics 185

  Every week begins with legislative updates and press releases from sources such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (http://www.aaas.org/news/), and the American Institute of Physics (www.aip.org/fyi).

Journal Club format:  In addition to news, every other week is devoted to learning about a special topic in greater depth. Past topics have included CAs wildfire policy, the debate over evolution and intelligent design, securing the supply of energy critical elements, advanced biofuels research, ...

Contact us at ucdscipolicy@gmail.com.