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October 30, 2008

Politics and Science

As I was catching up on my podcast backlog over lunch, I listened to an MPR Midmorning episode broadcast last week. The discussion centered around Science Debate 2008's efforts to get the presidential candidates to answer questions about US science policy. Although the discussion was shorter than it should have been due to Pledge Drive breaks, the guests still had time to make a pretty good case for why science and technology policy is at least as important as economic or foreign policy.

October 23, 2008

Promote engineering education, and maybe win a t-shirt

The ScienceWomen blog is providing even more incentive to participate in the DonorsChoice Challenge they launched as part of Blog Action Day 2008. Donate to one of the science and engineering related public school projects listed with DonorsChoice, forward your receipt to Sciencewomen's Alice Pawley, and you'll have a chance to win one of these custom-designed shirts.

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For more details, see the original ScienceWomen DonorsChoice post.