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2010 AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy
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Trouble Ahead for R&D?
[28 June 2010]
Historic budget deficits are already shaping federal research and development plans, experts told a AAAS audience. But a long-term forecast suggests harder times may lie ahead.
Issues Beyond Cap and Trade
[18 June 2010]
With much of the climate debate focused on cap and trade legislation, a panel at the AAAS S&T Policy Forum urged policy makers to look at issues beyond reducing emissions.
Regulations for a New Age of Medicine
[11 June 2010]
The U.S. can speed cutting-edge drugs and therapies to patients by developing a more robust “regulatory science,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg told a AAAS audience.
Is the U.S. Losing the Innovation Race?
[8 June 2010]
As the U.S. slips in the list of innovative countries, AAAS S&T Policy Forum speakers describe how education reform and public engagement can help regain the country’s footing.
2010 Carey Lecture: “The Silent Scientists”
[2 June 2010]
U.S. Representative Vernon J. Ehlers, a champion of science in Congress, urged scientists and engineers to join in the political process—both as candidates and behind the scenes.
A Perilous Time for U.S. Research Universities
[28 May 2010]
Linda Katehi, chancellor of the University of California at Davis, told the AAAS S&T Policy Forum that economic and social pressures are putting universities and students at risk.
Cyber-Attacks—an Instrument of U.S. Policy?
[28 May 2010]
At the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy, an expert discussed defense against cyber-attacks—and questioned what rules apply to the U.S. and other nations in offensive use of cyber operations.
Europe and the U.S.: Old Ties, New Vision
[26 May 2010]
AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy, scientists described ambitious efforts to strengthen trans-Atlantic S&T bonds and jointly address pressing global challenges.
NIST: Transforming Ideas into Products
[25 May 2010]
Manufacturing is key to U.S. competitiveness in science and technology, Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, said at the AAAS S&T Forum.
Energy Key to U.S. Science Policy, Holdren Says
[21 May 2010]
Energy, innovation, and education were among the key topics when White House science adviser John P. Holdren delivered the keynote speech at the AAAS S&T Policy Forum.
The Role of Science Diplomacy in Global Health
[19 May 2010]
Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Kerri-Ann Jones told the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy about the year-old Global Health Initiative and the importance of cooperation across borders.