Mixed results for science in the US midterm elections

What do a nuclear engineer and a registered nurse have in common? They just got elected to Congress. At least seven people with science backgrounds won their races for seats in the United States House of Representatives in yesterday’s general election. This year, record numbers of scientists, medical professionals, and engineers decided to run for office. In the elections for the House, 48 of these candidates made it to the primaries, and 18 of them made it to the general election, as Science magazine reports. Many (but certainly not all) individuals in this wave of candidate-scientists were inspired to run because they felt that science is political. For these candidates, their political ambitions were sparked in response to recent... Continue reading…

Mixed results for science in the US midterm elections

A climate change denier is no longer to head House science committee, but Washington state voters reject carbon tax and Arizona blocks renewable energy boost

12 hours ago from Newscientist

How the Midterm Elections' Results Affect Science

The Democrats' takeover of the House inspires hope for science-based policies, but voters struck down several ballot initiatives to counteract climate change.

Wed 7 Nov 18 from The Scientist

Scientists elected to Congress in US mid-terms

Victory for biochemist Sean Casten and several others with Stem backgrounds who have never run for office before

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Chemistry World

New Congressional members with science backgrounds may help shape national policy

What do a nuclear engineer and a registered nurse have in common? They just got elected to Congress. At least seven people with science backgrounds won their races for seats in ...

Wed 7 Nov 18 from The Verge

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