2014 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session


The NCSCE Washington Symposium was held on September 28-30, 2014. The theme for this year's sympsosium was Science Education, Civic Engagement, and the Role of Evidence in Public Policy.


The Washington Symposium and Poster Session is an opportunity for members of the SENCER community, and others interested in the intersection of science and public policy to share the results of their on-campus projects and demonstrate their impact on campus, as well as their implications for the wider community.


The meeting began September 28 at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum. Our program will features presentations and a panel discussion with Professor Dan Kahan, professor of law and psychology and director of the Cultural Cognition Project at of Yale University, who helped us think about the challenges of science communication and its relationship to public policy, and Professor Andrew Gelman, professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at  Columbia University, who helped us consider “the evidence on evidence.”  


On Monday, September 29, the Symposium moved to the headquarters of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition to a presentation from Jessica Wyndham of AAAS, our Monday program featured invited short papers and panel presentations, project updates from current NSF and other supported initiatives in formal and informal education, and presentations by SENCER Leadership Fellows, NCSCE Scholars and others.


On Tuesday, September 30, we moved to the Cannon Caucus Room of the US House of Representatives on Capitol Hill where we gathered for the Capitol Hill Poster Session, the William E. Bennett Award presentation and closing remarks.


Photograph of students from Indidna State University presenting at the 2013 Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session.


Symposium Information



The 2014 Washington Symposium agenda is available here.

Presentations and Speakers

Plenary presentations, field reports, and panel presentations are available here.

Abstracts and images of invited poster presentations are available here.

Information on 2014 Washington Symposium Plenary Speakers is available here.


Please click here to view pictures from the Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session.