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Would America be a better place if more people with science training held elective office? One organization that thinks so is Scientists and Engineers for America, or SEA. On May 10th, they’re holding a daylong workshop in Washington, D.C., to teach researchers the nuts and bolts of running for office. More than 70 attendees have signed up.
SEA points out that understanding a lot of today’s most pressing challenges requires a science background. Energy, health care, climate, even general competitiveness are all deeply connected to scientific research and progress. Even more important may be the general intellectual approach that scientists could bring. The group’s director, Lesley Stone, says, “Scientists and engineers have an appreciation for the kind of evidence-based decision making necessary for tackling our nation’s most pressing problems.”
For more information, go to www.Elections.SEforA.org.