Catalysts for Science Policy

Like many aspiring researchers, I have long felt science and technology are deserving of strong advocacy. For me, a passion for doing science and understanding its place in society began developing during my time as an undergraduate at a liberal arts university. In a biophysics course, our first assignment was to write about the history and social repercussions of the HIV/AIDS epidemic based on scientific review articles. That assignment helped me connect a liberal arts education to science, demonstrating that the lasting impact of research stretches beyond the lab. Early in graduate school, I discovered Catalysts for Science Policy (CaSP), founded at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in...

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America’s economic destiny lies in innovation, technology, science and research.
The Honorable John E. Porter