What does science have to do with public policy? What careers exists for scientists in the policy realm? The Science and Society Huang Fellows found out with help from the Policy Bridge. The Policy Bridge led three workshop sessions that provided an overview of public policy and its relevance to the sciences. A guest speaker from the Environmental Protection Agency gave the students an example of a real-world application of science in regulatory policy: how the EPA made decisions about the regulation of mercury emissions from U.S. power plants into watersheds.

“To a person, the fellows thought the policy modules were as helpful as anything they have studied as part of the Science and Society program.”

  • Buz Waitzkin, Deputy Director, Duke Initiative for Science and Society

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