Volume 91 Issue 30 | p. 39 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: July 29, 2013

React With Congress: Be An Advocate For Science

By Connie J. Murphy, Chair, Committee On Chemistry & Public Affairs
Department: ACS News | Collection: Economy
Keywords: government, policy, outreach, ACS, ACS Comment, jobs

Today’s chemical enterprise faces enormous challenges. Even as global competition increases, U.S. federal funding for chemistry research in real dollars is declining. In this environment, it’s critical for chemists to communicate the value and benefits of chemistry for society, as American Chemical Society President Marinda Li Wu emphasizes in her presidential platform, “Partners for Progress & Prosperity.” Chemists should communicate the field’s importance to as many audiences through as diverse an array of channels as . . .

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