The McClure Center supports initiatives that connect science and public policy and advance the science policy ecosystem in Idaho, including:
- The Idaho Science & Technology Policy Fellowship (ISTPF): This nonpartisan program, a partnership with Boise State University and Idaho State University, places scientists, social scientists and engineers in Idaho state government. Fellows learn firsthand about policymaking while using their knowledge and skills to address pressing challenges facing the state.
- Science policy trainings: We offer regular opportunities to learn about science policy, enhance technical skills and expand science policy networks. Specific offerings include the history of science and technology policy, science policy analysis, science policy communications and more.
- The McClure Symposium on Science and Public Policy: The McClure Symposium launched in the early 2000s, before the McClure Center opened its doors. Symposiums have brought together the science community and those who develop public policy, with topics ranging from Greater Sage-Grouse conservation to fiscal policy.