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Scientific organizations partnering with the March for Science are stressing the need for scientists to connect more directly with policymakers and the public both now and in the future to build support for science and explain its value for society.

More than 300 scientists and engineers traveled to Capitol Hill to raise visibility and support for federal investment in research and development as part of the 2010 Science, Engineering, and Technology Congressional Visits Day.

A day before their appointments with members of Congress and their staffs, the participants—including scientists, engineers, educators, students, and technology executives from around the country—came to AAAS headquarters for an afternoon orientation where top science policy officials outlined the federal government’s science and technology priorities.