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Top Leaders in Science and Technology
Speak at 28th Annual AAAS Colloquium
Some of today's top leaders in science and technology spoke last week at the 28th Annual AAAS Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C., urging scientists to look ahead with an awareness of the current political and social environment.
Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, president of Rensselaer Polytechnic University (RPI) and president-elect of AAAS, challenged AAAS to lead public policy debate with a bold vision. "The scientific community needs a leader to work across all sectors. With its diversity of disciplines, AAAS is the perfect vehicle to offer authoritative judgments and guide the marketplace of ideas," she stated during the 2003 William D. Carey Lecture.
Charles McQueary, Undersecretary for Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), outlined his new responsibilities at the colloquium luncheon. "September 11 didn't make us more vulnerable, but made us more aware of our vulnerabilities," McQueary said.
For more information, read articles about:
- Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson's talk
- Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson's discussion of "Affirmative Opportunity"
- Charles McQueary's talk