White House OSTP Nomination

On August 23, the Senate Commerce, Transportation, and Science Committee held a confirmation hearing to evaluate President Trump's White House Office of Science & Technology (OSTP) nominee Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as the next Director of the White House OSTP. While Dr. Droegemeier's nomination has been championed on both sides of the aisle, it is long …

This Week in Science Policy: April 4.3 Edition

...and a STEM Career and Technical Education Bill American Institute of Physics  This past Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced a bill, Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act, to direct the National Science Foundation to issue more grants to STEM degrees, such as associates and certificates, and other educational opportunities, like internships and …

Mars Exploration: A Future Home for Humans?

Since mankind began exploring space, one the main thoughts that stem from space exploration is our ability to colonize other worlds. To expand mankind's reach to planets, not of our own, with the hopes of calling space our home. One planet that shows tremendous promise is the planet Mars. Comparatively, Mars is 15% smaller than …

This Week in Science Policy: April 4.2 Edition

NIH Scientists Develop Macaque Model to Study Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever National Institutes of Health This week, scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found a viable model system to study the deadly hemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), where 1 in 3 people perish from the disease. Researchers were able to successfully to transplant …

March for Science 2018

Hi folks! This upcoming weekend is the second annual March for Science event. On April 14th, science supporters across the country, like you, will be coming out in force to advocate for Science Policy, Science Empowerment, and Fostering Inclusion within the Scientific Community. This is a great occasion to show your support for why Science …

A Moon Colony: The Space Journey Continues

Since the days of the Apollo Mission, mankind has rarely traveled beyond low Earth orbit. This stagnation has led to lost opportunities to explore our Moon, and more importantly, a gateway to other worlds within the Solar System. However, that may change in the coming years with the NASA mission to build a Deep Space …

Become a Science Supporter!

Hello everyone! Today is the official launch date of Politico Explorer on Patreon!! With this new chapter, Politico Explorer will expand to encompass new features, and new methods, for exploring science policy! However, we need your help in this endeavor. We need Science Supporters to help raise awareness, and help build up Politico Explorer from …