Graduate students ProSPER with CGI U project on understanding science
Application workshops for 2013 CGI U continue
Excitement is building at Washington University in St. Louis in anticipation of hosting the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).
CGI U application workshops are under way and two graduate biology students are seeing their hard work from CGI U 2012 come to life.
In April, Teresa Ai, second-year doctoral student in immunology, and Rebecca Lowdon, second-year doctoral student in molecular genetics and genomics, launched the student group ProSPER, or WU Graduate Students Promoting Science Policy, Education and Research, after attending CGI U in Washington, D.C., on a civic engagement grant from WUSTL’s Gephardt Institute for Public Service.
The graduate student organization aims to improve science literacy, explore the relationship between social issues and science, and promote rational decision-making.