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March Monthly Meeting

Discussion: Advocating for Science in the Age of Trump


Dinner provided for attendees!

Many US scientists, spurred by what they see as "anti-science" remarks and appointments from the Trump administration, are taking political action. At the same time, others worry that further politicization of science will be detrimental. How can we help maintain broad support for science and science-based policymaking? We will talk about initiatives such as the upcoming March for Science (promoted as a nonpartisan event) and groups like 314 Action (which will support only Democrat scientists running for political office). Bring your thoughts, concerns, questions, and an open mind for discussion!


Additional reading:

Researchers should reach beyond the science bubble (Nature editorial)

How to declare war on coal's emissions without declaring war on coal communities (Maria Zuber, MIT VP for Research writing in the Washington Post)

Looking Back at Canada's Political Fight Over Science (The Atlantic)