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Policy Matters

Dec 12, 2018

On November 6, Americans went to the polls, electing dozens of newcomers to the US House and Senate. Roughly ten of them have backgrounds in science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM).   How will the scientific backgrounds of these new congresswomen and -men shape how they look at policy?   Will the newcomers have any impact in the new congress?  

This episode’s guest is Dr. Neal Lane, who served in the Clinton Administration as assistant to the president for science and technology and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.     He has also been director of the National Science Foundation and a member of the National Science Board.   Dr. Lane is Professor of Physics and Astronomy Emeritus at Rice University and senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute.