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At the dawn of the scientific revolution ushered in by the Space Age, was President Dwight D. Eisenhower wary of growing government influence over science and technology, seeing a potential danger this posed to future innovation?
On the 50th anniversary of his farewell address to the nation, science policy experts attending a 18 January seminar held at AAAS headquarters said Eisenhower rattled the scientific community with his unexpected comments.
A key obstacle to science-based policy is the reluctance of some researchers to communicate their findings to non-scientists, lest they may be perceived as “advocates,” rather than scientists, said Kit Batten of The Heinz Center.
Sweden’s top minister for higher education and research called on the United States and Europe to increase scientific cooperation and strengthen financial support for innovation.
Speaking at AAAS headquarters, Tobias Krantz, minister for higher education and research in Sweden, said that the United States and the European Union, along with Japan, are the current world leaders in science and technology.
Thousands of scientists from around the world will travel to San Diego, California, this week to hear from top researchers as they describe ground-breaking work in science, technology, engineering, and education.
But beyond learning about new findings on the frontiers of neuroscience, medicine, the environment, and others, many attendees of the 2010 AAAS Annual Meeting—which runs 18-22 February—will also be looking to advance their careers.