SLA Student on Language Science, Policy & Advocacy

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Alia Lancaster, graduate student in Second Language Acquisition and a research assistant at CASL, is leading the way for language science students' involvement in public policy and science advocacy. This Spring she was selected to participate in a 3-day training event organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) entitled Making our CASE: Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering. The workshop, first held in 2014, gives graduate students an opportunity to learn about the organization of Congress, the federal budget and appropriations process - as well as about effective science communication and civic engagement.

You can read more about the workshop and Alia Lancaster's research on the University of Maryland Language Science website.