2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology

Tuesday, December 7 and Wednesday, December 8, 2021

The Council has concluded the 2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology! Congratulations to all of the students who participated! We invite you to view the program book, linked here

If you have any follow-up questions regarding this program, please contact Kasey Trapp, Associate Director of Student Programs, at ktrapp@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 ext. 207.

The 2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology program will explore two topics of critical importance confronting the legislative branch of the United States. Student's will examine, from the perspective of U.S. Senators and Expert Witnesses, the oversight of 'Big Tech' and social media companies by exploring Section 230, one of the most critical statutes governing internet free speech, censorship and bias. The second topic will touch on issues of climate change, with students exploring legislative opportunities to promote carbon capture and sequestration technologies through federal policy.

Students in the 2021 Model Senate program will represent select Senators, Committee Co-Chairs, Expert Witnesses, and Journalists as they seek positive solutions to ongoing issues of national and international concern.

About this Program: 
*Format & Program Offerings: Both in-person and virtual program dates, with ability to move to all-virtual program days if necessary;
*Duration: Full-day conference program (9 am – 1:30 pm);
*Preparation level: High - students must commit to doing several hours of research on their assigned role and committee topic ahead of the full-day simulation event.

Thank you to our Venue Host and Event Partner!

Model Senate Program Book

Learn more about our recent 2021 Model Senate on Science and Technology program by viewing the virtual program book!

Model Senate Journalist Articles

Learn about the 2021 Model Senate program from the perspective of the student Journalists who wrote these fantastic articles summarizing the day's committee proceedings!