The Science and Education Policy Association (SEPA) is a student and post-doc run organization founded at the Tri-Institute – Weill Cornell Medicine, The Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – aiming to facilitate the interaction between scientists and the world of science policy.
Scientists are uniquely qualified to speak on science-related issues, both to advocate on behalf of science research and to communicate how science is beneficial to the public good. Bringing scientists to the forefront of these conversations will lead to more informed policies. Within the Tri-I and broader NYC community, SEPA works on:
- Empower our community: SEPA believes that scientists are also citizens, and therefore have the responsibility to contribute their voice to political discourse.
- Active engagement: We run topical discussion sessions and expert talks, and travel as a group to the major science policy and diplomacy conferences in the country.
- Building the future: We host career panels and provide information about possible channels for scientists to make a career in policymaking.