You can tweet, post on Facebook, and have discussion with other people about anything you want. But the key to influencing what happens in your country and the world is getting involved in policy efforts at the national and/or state level.
I was honored to be a part of a panel of speakers at James Madison University last week to discuss issues related to the intersection of STEM and civic engagement & policy. The students and community members were attentive, and their thoughtful questions gave me reason to pause and think and reflect on the challenges in science policy facing our world in the twenty-first century.
How are you going to make a difference at what your state and country’s policy says about issues related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? The world our children inherit is determined by the policies written today.