This evening, I attended a panel discussion titled “What Does A Trump Administration Mean For Science?” and I can safely say that it could have benefited from a much larger room. I was lucky enough to get a seat, but there were people standing on the side of the room and sitting on the floor. People really wanted answers, regardless of it being a Friday evening when other things are going on.
From the hour-plus-long event, there were some key points that stood out to me:
- Students should be more involved in the process of scientific funding, research, and policy writing.
- Science should be spread out and shared in an accessible way to all people, not just STEM folks.
- Science literacy is more important now than it has been in years.