Opinion: At a Crossroads: Reimaging science, engineering, and medicine - and it’s practitioners

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In an opinion piece published Aug. 2, 2020 for PNAS, Freeman A. Hrabowski III, Ph.D., J. Kathleen Tracy, Ph.D., and Peter H. Henderson, Ph.D., wrote,
"The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has cast a bright light on the importance of science and evidence. Epidemiologists have provided public health advice informed by experience with epidemics and are sharing best practices for halting the spread of the virus. Biomedical scientists are researching how the virus works, testing treatments, and racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine. This work reinforces previous calls from the National Academies and others for strong investments in science and mathematics education; science, engineering, and medicine research; and the translation of new knowledge into products and processes that improve public health, spur economic growth, and maintain national security.

To read more, visit https://www.pnas.org/content/117/31/18137

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