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Baker Institute Student Forum -- The Future of Science in America

"The Future of Science in America" explores the comparative science policies of President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. With this hotly contested election coming up, this event is aimed at educating the Rice community on the current state of science in the United States. The presentation "Comparative Science Policies: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney" will be given by Eric Manpearl, chair of school dialogues for Rice Empower, and will be followed by a panel of expert speakers who will discuss their opinions on science policy. The event will focus on the areas such as research and development funding, stem cell policy, energy policy, climate change, and space exploration policy.

Eric Manpearl, Chair of School Dialogues, Rice Empower
Panel Discussion
Neal Lane, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute, and Malcolm Gillis University Professor, Rice University; Former Science Adviser under President Bill Clinton and Former Director, National Science Foundation,
Kirstin Matthews, Ph.D., Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute
Cyrus Mody, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Rice University
Trent Navran, President, Rice Empower
Andrew Amis, Chief of Staff, Rice Empower
Amanda Studebaker, Financial Director, Rice Empower

Speaker Neal Lane

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Mon, Oct. 29, 2012
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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