You might be pulling your hair out over the state of our nation’s government. Apparently, Congress is the most divided it’s ever been, which means that a lot of important legislation is stalled. And, remember that shutdown last year?
These circumstances demand that we make our voices heard.
Today’s chat will focus directly on matters regarding STEM.
From attempts by Congress to regulate the peer review process to Supreme Court decisions that are based on a severe lack of knowledge of science and technology, there is a pressing need to make our voices heard – not just regarding policies that impact the Black community, but also, given our collective expertise, on policies that impact STEM overall.
We, the #BLACKandSTEM, have a lot on the table.
To start the converation, one question: What STEM-related legislative action do you want to see passed or thwarted in Congress?
The goals of this chat are to:
- Share perspectives regarding legislation that impacts STEM fields including jobs, funding, regulation, etc
- Share opportunities for getting involved
- Enhance the understanding of our role in impacting policy at all levels and branches of government
Remember to use the #BLACKandSTEM hashtag!