Chances are, you’re here for one of the following reasons:
You are not alone.
Scientists, engineers, and health professionals like you must make their voices heard so policymakers have the evidence-based analysis they need to respond to societal needs. The time for you to make your contribution to society is now! Your first step is to download your free guide, Five Steps to Making Your Voice Heard in Science and Technology Policy.
If you’re interested in taking your learning journey further to reach your professional, personal, and societal goals, there are two next steps to consider:
The world faces so many opportunities and challenges that we all need to pitch in to enhance society with scientific and technical knowledge. I wish you the greatest success in your science and technology policy journey, and I look forward to meeting you—if not through the Academy, then somewhere else along the way!
With these ready-to-go solutions, you can begin immediately on your science and technology policy journey. Check out the link after each to learn more and if you have questions email Dr. Stine.
On-Demand Science & Technology Policy Certificate Program for Individuals
Through the S&T Policy Academy’s Certificate program, you will take classes in:
On-Demand Topical Classes for Individuals
Each of the options below requires a discovery call so I can better understand your needs and we can determine if we’re a good fit.
Workshops, Webinars, and Keynotes for Organizations
If you are a non-profit organization, student science and technology policy organization, fellowship program, government agency, or academic institution, the S&T Policy Academy can provide reasonably-priced workshops, webinars, and keynotes for your events.
You pick the topic and the timeframe, with no limit on the number of participants. Participants can then leverage their new knowledge and skills to reach their professional goals. Go here to see examples of past events, and book a 45-minute Customized Solution Discovery Call to discuss your needs.
Career, Executive, and Consulting Business Coaching
Striving to make a difference in society through your scientific or technical career but feeling stuck? The Science and Technology Policy Academy offers individual and group career, executive, and consulting business coaching, specially designed for professionals and entrepreneurs in science and technology. Our mission is to equip you with the skills and strategies you need to leverage your scientific and technical knowledge to improve society.
Done-for-You Policy Analysis
Perhaps you have a policy-related project where your non-profit or academic organization, industry, or business is interested in developing a policymaker guide, policy brief, case study, video, infographic, or other communication material based on original analysis.
This analysis can include interviews with experts, stakeholder analysis, focus groups, or bringing together experts or faculty to develop a consensus, as well as gathering information from the scientific, technical, and gray literature. Go here to learn more and see examples, then book a 45-minute Customized Solution Discovery Call to discuss your needs.
About Deborah Stine
I’m Dr. Deborah D. Stine, the founder and chief instructor at S&T Policy Academy. For over 30 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to work as a policy analyst, consensus builder, communicator, and educator.
I’ve built my skills not only through academic training but through real-world experience at some of the top science and technology policy organizations in the country, including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; the Congressional Research Service; the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and Carnegie Mellon University.
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Thank you very much for all of your work on the Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship orientation [Level 1: Intro to S&T Policy]. We are deeply appreciative of your ability to quickly develop a curriculum, create online learning platforms, author daily emails (with Idaho photos), and cover so many topics.
I truly learned so so much that will definitely benefit me and my career. You're a great teacher and I appreciate you being able to approach policy teaching from the scientific perspective." [Level 2: Public Policy Analysis
I'm glad I took the policy analysis course [Level 2] because I was having difficulty finding training opportunities for higher-level skills. I gained a lot from the process of developing my policy analysis question and options, and workshopping these through one-on-one calls.
The Level 3 [Public Policy Analytical Methods] course provided me with different ways to analyze policy options. I learned about benefit-cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, and risk analysis, all of which can be applied to a variety of policy topics. Debbie is extremely helpful in answering questions and providing feedback.
Debbie does a great job of helping you distill ideas into impactful statements and questions. The academy got me out of my comfort zone and allowed me to step back and bring new skills and new ideas to my research. And these results are tangible. I was awarded an internal seed grant from my university...
The Science & Technology Policy Academy helped me to see that I did not need to change my research to be more policy relevant, I needed to learn how to communicate the research I was already doing in a policy relevant way.
I valued receiving frequent feedback from Debbie on materials like logic models and policy briefs to produce products that are easy to understand, relevant to policymakers, and effective at communicating the policy relevance of my research.
The S&T Policy Academy helped me conceptualize a framework for writing about policy issues of interests, in a way that would be compelling to a legislator. As someone working in science policy and much of it is on the job, this structured learning environment has been a really helpful learning experience...
In considering the services of a coach/mentor or instructor, science and technology policy I recommend you consider Deborah Stine. I was a bit overconfident in what I thought I knew and could do. Her calm, patient, knowledgeable guidance on the development and use of logic models was invaluable.
I knew I wanted to engage with science in a new way, outside of the lab- but I wasn't sure where to start my career search. I loved how the course material was laid out in a logical way, and it was at your own pace. I was able to find a position that was a perfect fit for my interests in life sciences policy and biosecurity.
I took the "Public Policy Analysis" [Level 2] course with the Academy just after completing my PhD. While I had no formal policy training prior, I was passionate about using my science background to help inform public policy. The course was the perfect step to make that happen