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2011 AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy
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A Turbulent Time at U.S. Research Universities
[1 June 2011]
A dire political and budget climate is forcing research universities to defend time-tested practices-and to consider significant changes, experts said at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy.
Panelists Discuss Need for National Innovation Strategy
[31 May 2011]
The U.S. must move quickly to develop a national innovation strategy if it is to remain competitive in the decades ahead, experts said at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy.
R&D Funding: Storms in the Forecast
[26 May 2011]
Conflicts over the 2011 U.S. budget were tame compared to the challenges that lie ahead, experts said at the annual AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy.
Simple Secrets of Better Communication
[23 May 2011]
Researchers must engage diverse public audiences through new storytelling techniques and technologies, experts said at the AAAS Policy Forum’s “how-to” panel on communication.
After the Oil Spill—a Missed Opportunity?
[20 May 2011]
U.S. efforts to study the health effects of the Gulf oil spill started slowly and may now have limited value, a public health expert told the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy.
Anthony Fauci: Views on a Pandemic
[16 May 2011]
The AIDS treatment pioneer and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases explored the lessons learned in battling the global health disaster.
Jaczko: U.S. Lessons from Fukushima
[13 May 2011]
Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko said in a AAAS address that U.S. nuclear safety is under review after a tsunami damaged Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Education, Research Key to Prevent “National Nightmare”
[12 May 2011]
Charles M. Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering, warned in a AAAS address that the U.S. must take urgent action to remain competitive in the global economy.
Holdren: Budget Pressures Pose Risk to Science
[6 May 2011]
Budget and political pressures will create “enormous” challenges for critical initiatives, White House science adviser John P. Holdren said at the AAAS Forum on S&T Policy.