Science Debate has invited all candidates running for House, Senate and Gubernatorial seats in 2018 to answer 10 questions on science policy prior to Election Day. You can help by encouraging those in your state and district to participate.
Science Debate press release - October 23, 2017.
Find out who's running where you live.
And see who's answered in your state here.
Through video, we aim to find ways to inspire the public to appreciate the role of science in our national discourse and recognize why science policy cannot be are left out of politics.
Science Debate is developing a TV pilot looking into the cultural and sociological reasons Americans neglect the importance of science and technology issues in politics featuring a prominent comedian as the host.
With our fantastic partnership with YouTube Creator Jayde Lovell, host of SciQ we, hosted the pre- election special A More Scientific Union on October 14, 2016. It was the first science-based town hall for the 2016 election and a crucial moment for highlighting science issues this election year to the public. Held at YouTube Space New York, and hosted by The Young Turks, the event arose to fill a specific deficiency in our national public dialogue. Sex scandals, fantasy football, and airports… when are Trump and Hillary going to begin talking about issues that matter? While our politicians talk about a wide range of issues, they rarely, if ever, discuss the ones most centrally responsible for our overall quality of life: science and technology.
Science Debate is expanding now to fulfill our vision of engaging candidates beyond the presidential elections. We are actively recruiting volunteers in all 50 states to spearhead these efforts. If you are interested in founding or participating a chapter, please contact us and send a brief description of your interests, capabilities and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While there are excellent STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programs throughout this country, most do not focus on developing materials for K-12 to understand science in the context of political decision making.
We are working to address this need with nonpartisan programs that engage students and teachers in their own local science policy issues.
Interested in hosting a workshop on public engagement and science communication? Email email@example.com.