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Having the #AAASMtg #AAAS2020 blues? Don’t! Connect with us @scipolnetwork and join a growing and energized #SciPol community. Buckle in; this thread is going to teach you all that we have to offer 😎 🧵 /1
We have committed & amazing #NSPNmembers in our five (5) committees tackling diff parts of the #scipol spectrum & helping run NSPN:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Graduate Education
Grants & Finance

#changemakers all of them! 🤩You could be one too /2
Interested in #scicomm, social media, & branding around #scipol? Join the Communications crew which includes @CaitlinAShort @m_pinkert @MeredithSchmehl @MatSciMatt @_sindhu42 @VivaceBelles

Their next virtual meeting is this Wednesday 2/19 at 8 PM ET. Details to follow /3
Science Diplomacy more your jam? Check out the #SciDip team including the likes of @SciPolSam @twicethejoy @CrianBanter @WilliamGaieck & join their efforts in international collaboration and projects! /4
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion are important tenets that we like to keep in mind in anything we do here @scipolnetwork. Connect w/ @wardofplants @sciencecalcul8r @VivaceBelles @WilliamGaieck @DaneSamilo @mjbellecourt @marie_fiori @HisaoGS Their next meeting is on 2/24 6 PM ET /5
Want to work on curriculum around #scipol? That’s what the #GradEd Committee is up to! These lovely folks @ZygoAntagonist @AdrianaBankston @MatSciMatt @bnserer @NuclearPuentes @alesszimm @Matttuple are also meeting on 2/19 8 PM ET, so watch this space for details! /6
Interested in helping on the financial side of things? 💰Grants & Finances have some cool #SciPol #SciPals with people like @MichaelaRikard @HisaoGS @CrianBanter @RachelKSoils @vvelan @NuclearPuentes @cjunterberger and more! /7
Outside of the committees, as one of our #NSPNmembers we have quite a few resources and Initiatives you can take advantage of...

For example, our Comms committee did some deep diving to create and roll out this #SciPol #SciComm @airtable last fall: /8
The Airtable lists some of the many #SciPol #SciComm #advocacy #SciDip events and resources @scipolnetwork would fund if you submit a Professional Development Fund application. Up to $400 💰 to get the tools you need to take the next step in being one of the #changemakers /9
If you’ve got 3 or more folks to band together at your location, you can a) be an @scipolnetwork chapter and b) apply to chapter microgrants, incl. mentoring for your #scipol proj. See what 8 of our chapters have done w/ the funds from the last cycle: /10
Want that #AAASMtg conference feel, but on a smaller scale and centered on #SciPol? Then, do we have the perfect event for you. Join us for our annual #SciPolSymposium at the end of the year. You can check out the #SciPolAssemble from last year at /11
You can also find @scipolnetwork on @youtube! We’ve partnered with @ESEPCoalition (s/o @AaronRConrado) for monthly #SciPolWebinars with great topics like #StateSciPol or starting your own #scipol group. Check the playlist here:… /12
Sign up for this month's #SciPolWebinars focused on the US #federalbudget happening Thursday 2/20 3 PM ET at #scipol /13
Our own DEI committee dishes out on the #Diversitea in their own series on topics like inclusive graduate education or navigating careers as an underrepresented person. Catch the latest recording: /14
There's more! We have a special committee that's focused on bringing #scipol in the #2020Election. The #2020ElectionInitiative is multi-pronged and couldn't be done without all of our partners @WikiEducation @FAScientists @SciPolJournal @DukeSciPol @SciRising @SciDebate /15
Join the many members of the #2020ElectionInitiative including @AvitalPercher @MatSciMatt @_sindhu42 @MelodyTanTX @NuclearPuentes @TimAndScience @builttheark @EdnaChiang @AmAcostaRuiz all engaging by writing op-eds and white papers, editing Wiki pages & more! /16
We are still super stoked for our partnership w/ @SciPolJournal means through 2020, including the international policy memo competition. The deadline is April 1st so grab your #SciPolPals and submit one! #SciPalsPublish More info:… /17
There's still time to submit to @FAScientists @Day1Project Accelerator. Get caught up with their resources here: /18
All of that hasn't convinced you yet? Well, one other thing about @scipolnetwork is that we get you connected locally! Our community is broken up into four (4) regional hubs where you can check-in and connect with your near-peers. Find your hub: /19
Get hyped if you're in the Western Hub! 🥳You can stay connected from #AAAS2020 #AAASmtg since the Hub meeting is TOMORROW 2/18 at 6 PM PT on Zoom at

Meet the co-chairs @FinsethLisbet & @Eric_Lee_822 and the rest of the #SciPolPals ... /20
The Western Hub also has some great #scipol groups to look to if you're looking for inspiration:

@UCRS2P @TechPolicyGroup @SPGatUCSF @UCB_SciPolicy @ProjBridgeCO @GPSSPI @UCB_npwg @AZscipolnet

So, don't miss out on their Zoom mtg if you want to get involved! /21
Now the Central Hub is meeting next week on Thursday 2/27 at 7 PM CT, but you can get connected now w/ co-chair @tripleEkotnik or check out the #SciPol groups @aspire_isu @CaSP_UWMadison @CWRU_SHRC @ESPAumich @MSU_SciComm @WUSTLProSPER @UCSciencePolicy @SPOTforceNU @SciPolND
If you've been on the #AAASmtg @scipolnetwork feed, you saw the Eastern Hub co-chairs @AmAcostaRuiz & @bnserer already, but make sure to check out all the #scipol groups too: @STEPUP_BU @cornellASAP @GSPatUMD @msspg_ @UPennSciPol @Pitt_SciPolicy @SEPANYC @SciPolRU @ROCSciPol /23
and the Southern Hub has @Sarah_M_Goggin & @aban_91 taking point as co-chairs with these #scipol groups: @ComSciConMia @ELISPA_UF @emoryscan @CienciaPR @UNC_SPAG @SPIatUVA @SciPolPack @SpartansSciPol @VUSciencePolicy /24
So join the community! Join or make a #SciPol chapter! Stay connected, collaborate, and be the change you want to be. 💜 /25 [end]
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