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Education, Industry Leaders See Legal Threats to Diversity in Higher Ed S&T Programs

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Education, Industry Leaders See Legal Threats to Diversity in Higher Ed S&T Programs

Recent U.S. court decisions limiting efforts to recruit underrepresented minority students pose a profound challenge for colleges, universities and science-related industries, educators and business leaders said at a recent forum co-sponsored by AAAS. Still, they said, many effective programs are in place, and others could be put in place, that meet the legal standard of strict scrutiny and result in more diversified student bodies.


By AAAS, USA.


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Author Caroline Wagner Urges More Inclusive Global Science Cooperation

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Author Caroline Wagner Urges More Inclusive Global Science Cooperation

International scientific cooperation in the 21st century is growing at a spectacular rate, but because the structure emerges from the decisions of scientists to collaborate, it is largely invisible to the outside observer. Scientists in developing countries are often frustrated in their efforts to participate, and policymakers from those countries have difficulty working with a system that is quite different from that of just a few decades ago, scholar and author Caroline S. Wagner said at a AAAS seminar. .


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.


Norman P. Neureiter of AAAS Named to Receive National Academy of Sciences' Award

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Norman P. Neureiter of AAAS Named to Receive National Academy of Sciences' Award

Norman P. Neureiter, director of the AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, was named 14 January 2008 to receive the Public Welfare Medal, the highest honor of the National Academy of Sciences.Neureiter, who has headed the MacArthur Foundation-funded AAAS Center since its inception in 2004, was honored for "enhancing the status of science and technology in the U.S. State Department as the first science and technology adviser to the secretary of state and for spurring international cooperation in science and technology under U.S. leadership," the Academy announced. .


By AAAS, USA.


Science and Technology Policy Resource.