What goes on at the Museum of Science Public Forums?

by Kelsey Williford Each month, the Museum of Science holds an open discussion on an issue related to science policy.  Members of STEPUP have recently begun attending these discussions which are a great opportunity to both learn about a specific topic and about what needs to be considered when developing policy.  The crowd at these Read More…

Member Input Needed!

Which science policy topics are you most interested in discussing (as an attendee or a leader)? When is the most convenient meeting time for you over the summer? Will you run for an executive board position at our upcoming elections? Please fill out this survey to give us feedback or to nominate yourself for an Read More…

The FDA, your doctor, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies: Who should decide how your genetic data is gathered, shared, and interpreted?

by Erin Bove-Fenderson When the Human Genome Project was launched in 1990, many people hoped that it would allow us to finally crack the code on a host of genetic diseases, giving us a way to cure or treat them.  It turns out that even with a fully sequenced genome, picking apart the genetic background Read More…

Logo Contest!

  STEPUP needs a logo! The design will be used as our club symbol on advertising materials, signs and banners at local events, our upcoming twitter and facebook pages, club merchandise, and more. Submit your original designs to info@stepupbu.org by 3/23/16 at noon. The winning design will be decided by a general vote at our Read More…