Feb 12, 2008
By: Alvaro Fernandez
The movement to have US presidential candidatesÃ‚Â discuss Science and Technology in a devoted debate has been picking up steam. Date and place are scheduled: April 18th at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
– cosponsored by the AAAS, the Council on Competitiveness, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine, and signed by over 100 leading American universities and other organizations
– Friday Business Week ran this story.
-Ã‚Â Intel Chairman Craig Barrett and former HHS Secretary Donna Shalala haveÃ‚Â signed on, as have numerous universities, including Stanford, Georgia Tech, Cornell, and several others.Ã‚Â
-Ã‚Â “the big news is we have invited the candidates.Ã‚Â And we’ve issued a press release. Ã‚Â The debate is set for April 18 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.Ã‚Â That’s four days before the Pennsylvania Primary.Ã‚Â The New York Times, MSNBC, and others have picked up the story.”Ã‚Â
The organizers ask all os us: “In fact, just about the only people we haven’t heard from are the campaigns.Ã‚Â If you have contacts at the Clinton, Huckabee, McCain or Obama campaigns, please urge them to accept.”Ã‚Â
For more information: check outÃ‚Â ScienceDebate2008.com.
And some good recent blog carnivals (collections of selected blog posts on specific topics)
– Grand Rounds: health and medicalÃ‚Â issues
– Tangled Bank: all disciplines of scienceÃ‚Â
– Human Resources: HR-related topics