A new effort by graduate students in the MIT Science Policy Initiative (SPI) involves reaching out to Congress’ Supercommittee to ask them to avoid science and R&D cuts in the upcoming budget deliberations. The Stand With Science initiative urges researchers nationwide to make their voices heard by this November 21, when SPI will submit their petition. SPI is changing how scientists and engineers at MIT engage with policy-makers and the public. They educate scientists and engineers in the policies governing science research and innovation, explore how science and engineering can inform policy decisions, support and facilitate direct engagement in the science policy arena for MIT students and researchers. Check out the video and letter to Congress here. SPI has a Facebook page, can be followed on Twitter, and has an awesome YouTube video as well.
Graduate students Stand With Science!
November 8, 2011