Science and Technology in the 2008 Presidential Election: Science and Policy
What's New on the Site
- Newsletter: January 2009
- NEWS: Visit the news page for current articles and op-eds on the transition.
- Transition Coverage Concludes Following the inauguration of Barack Obama as President on January 20, the AAAS S&T in the 2008 Presidential Election website will no longer be updated. For news and analysis of the Obama Administration's S&T policies, please visit the website of the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Congress.
Covering the Election and Beyond
Science and technology (S&T) play increasingly important roles in our society and for those who govern. From energy policy to the environment, from health care to economic competitiveness, and from science education to immigration, S&T research and its products are critical to many issues on the agendas of Congress and the Executive Branch. Yet, very little of the campaign coverage and candidates' discussion has focused on S&T issues in the past.
In response, the AAAS Center for Science, Technology and Congress, with support from the Lounsbery Foundation, created this Web site as a resource on candidates' S&T positions, and to provide the research community with a vehicle for informing the candidates on emerging S&T issues.With the election and inauguration of Barack Obama as President now complete, AAAS will maintain this website as an informational resource about the transition to a new presidential administration.