Physics Department Seminar University of Alaska Fairbanks

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Science Policy and Science Funding: A view from Washington

David Newman
Physics/GI UAF



In these strange times science policy and funding are very much in flux. Last week I was in Washington DC for an American Physical Society (APS) leadership meeting and had the "opportunity" to spend a day talking to Senate and congressional offices. I will discuss some of the topics from the APS meeting including the new APS "Strategic Plan" and issues such as; the importance of science advocacy, science funding, science education, Open Access ( a hot publication issue) and open communication (a hot policy issue) as well as how APS is addressing science policy questions and how we can learn from that. I will also give my impression of the discussions we had on the hill. Come ask questions if this is of interest to you.


Friday, 08 February 2019

Globe Room, Elvey Building

3:45 PM