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About The Program

The Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program provides a space for policymakers and scientists to engage in substantive dialogue on critical scientific issues facing the U.S. and the world. Through this program, scholars address a broad range of policy issues that affect scientists and their research, as well as the application of science for the public good. Issues of interest include space science and technology, science education, social factors impacting science and scientists’ work, scientific advice in the federal government, and the government’s support of science and technology. The program is led by Kirstin Matthews, fellow in science and technology policy, and Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy. 

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Fellows & Scholars

Neal F. Lane

Neal F. Lane, Ph.D., is the senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute. He is also the Professor of Physics and …
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Kirstin R.W. Matthews

Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Ph.D., is a fellow in science and technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a lecturer in the …
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