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Grassroots Advocacy: How to write an op-ed
Friday, March 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM PST - 1:00:00 PM PST
Advocacy comes in many shapes and sizes.  Whether it be marching or performing outreach activities, there are many avenues that can be used to amplify your advocacy message and build support for investments in science. 

An effective way to reach a broad audience is to publish an opinion piece in your local newspaper. Writing an op-ed can provide an avenue to let policymakers and the community know how your research and policies that affect your research might impact them.

In this webinar, Dr. Tricia Serio, dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will provide a how-to guide for writing op-eds with a lens on advocating for the scientific enterprise. 


Dr. Tricia R. Serio, Ph.D
Tricia R. Serio is the dean of the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  As a public communicator of science, over the past year Serio has authored opinion pieces for the Huffington Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, U.S. News and World Report, Nature, The Hill, Medium and the Arizona Daily Star, about such topics as the unintended consequences of seeking tenure, mentorship, work-life balance, increasing college graduation rates and subtle sexism in science. 

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