Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS April Meeting 2016
Volume 61, Number 6
Saturday–Tuesday, April 16–19, 2016; Salt Lake City, Utah
Session J7: Politicizing Science - Benefits and Costs
10:45 AM–12:33 PM,
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sponsoring Unit: FPS
Abstract ID: BAPS.2016.APR.J7.3
Abstract: J7.00003 : Leo Szilard Lecturship Award: How can physicists help the public make better decisions about science and technology?
11:57 AM–12:33 PM
(University of California, Santa Cruz)
For more than 40 years the APS has worked to improve governmental decision-making, mainly through the Congressional Science and Technology Fellowship program and through occasional studies of important science and technology issues. How productive have these been? How can the APS and other professional societies more effectively combat anti-science propaganda and help the public develop better-informed views about science and technology? How can individual scientists communicate scientific concepts in a more understandable and engaging way? How can we encourage young scientists and students to participate in creating a scientifically responsible future?
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