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Editor's Buzz - Nov 6/08

Obamas Win and the Scientific Community Only two days after Barack Obamas historic election-day victory, it may be premature to speculate exactly how his administration will impact the scientific research community. But based on campaign pledges and promises, it looks encouraging.

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS, posted a letter on its website yesterday, congratulating President-elect Obama and urging him to “act quickly to nominate—by inauguration day on January 20th—a cabinet-rank Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.” They also proposed that he “broaden science advice to the White House by reinvigorating the Office of Science and Technology Policy, as recommended by a host of leading advisory groups.”

By what actions will you be convinced of Obama’s commitment to U.S. R&D efforts? How would those actions affect you directly?

I’d like to hear from you.

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Pam Ahlberg
Lab Manager Magazine