Investigate Director, Center for Science and Democracy | May perhaps 4, 2021, 10:36 am EDT
Very last thirty day period, I experienced the honor of participating in the National Academy of Sciences’ 158th Annual Conference in a session led by the White Household Place of work of Science and Technology Coverage (OSTP), entitled “Rebuilding the Federal Science Workforce.” The session targeted on key priority of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ advocacy to the Biden White Dwelling: Setting up federal science capability.
A lot of federal scientific staff members left considering that 2016, and the Biden White Residence now will have to have out the crucial community well being and safety missions of federal science organizations with a deficit of scientific workers in some spots. This federal mind drain should be dealt with, and there are several strategies that can be taken to construct back up the federal scientific workforce. Rehiring also presents crucial prospects to diversify the federal science workforce, which is at present disproportionately white, male, and older in a lot of areas of the federal government. The National Academy of Sciences dialogue talked about these difficulties and alternatives for building again much better. Underneath is the movie of the session, and you can learn a lot more about the Union of Anxious Scientists’ work on federal science capacity below, listed here, listed here, and below. A robust and lively federal science workforce is essential to ensuring the nation can serve and protect the public. Let us operate alongside one another to improve and diversify the US federal science business.
Posted in: Science Advocacy, Science and Democracy, Scientific Integrity
Tags: federal brain drain, federal science workforce, science-based mostly selection earning
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