Volume 90 Issue 14 | p. 22
Issue Date: April 2, 2012

Hard Sell

Science leaders urge engagement in 2012 election
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Economy
Keywords: science funding, 2012 election, budget cuts, research

The science and technology community needs to push the public and politicians to support basic scientific research in November’s presidential election—before funding cuts brought on by the tough economy and looming federal debt cause long-term damage.

That was the message of science leaders from government and industry at a meeting last month in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Research!America, a nonprofit group that advocates for research funding. The gathering drew some 220 attendees . . .

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