Physics Professor Selected as AAAS President-Elect
Steven Chu, former secretary of energy, professor of physics at Stanford University and Nobel Laureate, has been chosen as the president-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) 2018 have just been released by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The SEI are released every two years and provide high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. These statistics aid in the understanding of the current context of the science and engineering fields and objectively inform the development of future policies.
Science and engineering fields saw a 6 percent decrease in international graduate students from the fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017, and almost all of that decrease was concentrated in two fields: computer science and engineering. This follows steady increases from 2005 to 2015 and comes at a time when demand for tech workers outstrips supply.
Democracy depends on citizens having knowledge and being a part of the environmental decision making process - being shut out results in growing gaps between those who are protected and those who are not.