Campaign 2012 Site to Track Candidates, S&T Issues

With the U.S. presidential election shifting to high gear, AAAS has debuted a Web site that offers a detailed look at the candidates and their positions on science-related issues.

The site—http://elections.aaas.org/2012/—will focus on five areas: competitiveness and innovation; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and the workforce; climate and energy; health and medical research; and national security. It also will offer a range of other information, from reports, polls, and news articles to election calendars and event listings.

“We think it’s important that the many communities interested in U.S. science, technology, and innovation have high-quality materials to help them assess all the candidates during the campaign season,” said Joanne Carney, director of the nonpartisan AAAS Office of Government Relations.