5th Annual Indiana Science Communication Day- Register Here!

Please join Notre Dame’s Science Policy Initiative (SPI), ND GLOBES, IU School of Medicine, and graduate students from 11 other Indiana Universities for the 5th Annual Indiana Science Communication Day, which will be held in-person at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on February 26th, 2024 from 9:00am-3:00pm EST. This incredible professional development opportunity allows graduate students from across Indiana to gather at the Capitol Building to communicate their research to policymakers and gain experience engaging with a non-scientific audience.

Registration for the event requires participation in the following professional development events:

  •  Science Communication Workshop: January 30th over Zoom
    • Co-hosted by ND SPI, ND Graduate Society of Women Engineers (GradSWE), and ND GLOBES, this workshop is led by policy analyst Dr. Debbie Stine, students will develop their own “science policy/science message elevator pitch” to better initiate conversations with lawmakers.
  • February 19th over Zoom: Mandatory preparation/logistics meeting for INSciCommDay.

Please register for INSciCommDay and the Science Communication Workshop by January 30th 2024. If you have circumstances that prevent you from registering by January 30th please email Even if you are unsure of your schedule, we encourage you to register, so you may be included in future communications. Further detailed information can be found at this FAQ document. Note: we will be coordinating carpools for those who need to travel into Indianapolis (and covering gas costs) and will provide financial assistance for poster printing. If there any concerns about accessibility, please don’t hesitate to reach out to with the subject line:


Thank you in advance for your support in this professional learning opportunity!

Are you a graduate student interested in science policy? Join SPI!

SPI@ND is always soliciting members and groups to work on an annual NSPN Memo Competition. Memo writing will begin in the late fall/early spring with the memos due mid April. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact us.

All members of the Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross College community are welcome to participate in our events and organization activities, including postdocs and faculty.

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