Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Candidates on science, education, innovation, & energy

The American Association for the Advancement of Science policy alert issued today has a good collection of sites for the presidential campaigners positions on science and related topics. So, I'm just reposting their full list here:

Both Senators Obama and McCain have responded to a list of questions sent by the Association for Women in Science and the Society of Women Engineers regarding the candidates' positions on issues and legislation that affect women in STEM.

AAAS joined Scientists and Engineers for America and other science and engineering organizations to sponsor a debate on October 21 entitled "Presidential Perspectives on Energy and Innovation" with Kurt E. Yeager, Co-Chair of the McCain California Energy Security Coalition, and Daniel M. Kammen, Senior Adviser on Energy and Environmental Policy for Barack Obama.

Also on October 21, advisors to Obama and McCain discussed the education policies of their respective campaigns in a moderated debate at Columbia University's Teachers College. The debate featured Lisa Graham Keenan, former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction and advisor to Senator McCain and Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and advisor to Senator Obama.

The October 24 issue of Science compares the candidates' stance on various policies related to science and examines other science policy issues that the next president will face. The AAAS Science and Technology in the 2008 Presidential Election website contains updates on these and other events and reports in its October newsletter.

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