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Upcoming event: Elections, Politics & Science

Oct 2012 | Michelle No Comment

Submitted by Bish Paul, MCB Second Year, Kiem Lab

“Elections, Politics & Science”
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.* – T.S. McHugh’s

Elections and political campaigns spark public discussions about influential topics that shape our society. Though they often take a back seat to issues like national security and the economy, science and technology-based issues also impact citizens and are influenced by government. At this special extended election-night edition, join a non-partisan selection of local scientists and researchers to discuss the intersection of politics and science, including how scientists are involved in shaping policy and how funding affects scientific research. We’ll also watch a live stream of election results.

Come join a fantastic discourse with people who may not think about the impact of governmental decisions on the everyday lives of scientists. 

T.S. McHugh’s is located at 21 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.

This session will be taped by KCTS and be available for viewing online. Previous episodes can be found here.

Want to be a Discussion Group Leader?

UW based student action group Forum on Science Ethics and Policy (FOSEP) is looking for about 10 table leaders to come facilitate table discussions among groups of 2-8 citizen scientists.  You do not have to have a strong background in policy or science policy.  They will go over ahead of time the topics that will be discussed, and prepare you for appropriately directing conversation, and how to point people to resources if you do not know the answers to questions you may encounter.

If you are interested, please email leaders@fosep.org

 

For more information about Pacific Science Center’s monthly “Science Café” events go here.

For more information about the Pacific science center, go here.

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