Danielle Lohman, a Ph.D. candidate in Biochemistry, is one of two UW-Madison students recently chosen to attend the Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering 2015 Workshop in Washington, D.C. in April. Lohman is a member of the Pagliarini lab, which investigates the biochemical basis for mitochondrial dysfunction.
The workshop, sponsored by a coalition of scientific groups, is organized to educate students about the role of science in policy-making, to introduce them to the federal policy-making process and to empower them to become a voice for basic research. The day after the workshop, students will meet with their elected Members of Congress and congressional staff members to put into practice what they learn.
The graduate students chosen to attend were selected by the Graduate School through a competitive process based on their interest and involvement in science policy and advocacy.