Where Does Science Fit on Capitol Hill?

As Dr. Lucy Jones remarked in the closing lecture of the AAAS meeting, it is insufficient to bring science to the table, as we must go further to activate it. Activated science is relevant, it is understandable, and it is actionable. Simply explaining scientific information is not always what is needed at a given moment, especially if it doesn’t directly lead to realistic next steps.

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AAAS Annual Meeting 2019: Science Transcending Boundaries

In this 3-part series, I will explore the following main ideas of this conference: the collectivity of science, the intersection of science and policy, and the complexity of science communication. With some personal reflection on my takeaways from the meeting, I will delve into the interface of science and the public, and its implications for society as a whole.

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