Science, democracy, and the wellbeing of our communities are inextricably intertwined. As scientists, CBS students and graduates hold both a unique ability to understand scientific information, and the responsibility to understand the real-world implications of science. Through the Democracy Project, CBS strives to provide students with resources to act and engage at the intersection of these two spaces. This knowledge should be utilized to inform and influence policies, program funding, and approaches to solving problems impacting our communities.
There are numerous ways to get engaged on campus, in the nearby community and beyond!
CBS Voter Information
One way that you can do this is by engaging in the political process by supporting candidates and voting. Despite the fact that science is on the ballot in every election, only 43.6% of STEM students voted in 2016, lower than students studying within any other academic field. Your vote matters and has power! Use it to support candidates in local, state, and national elections who foster and promote scientific discovery and policy solutions that are rooted in scientific fact. To learn more about how to be an informed and engaged member of the community, check out the resources below.