Science march planned for April 22
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
On Saturday, April 22, the March for Science will take place in more than 400 cities across the globe to celebrate the many scientific advances that have improved the health and well-being of people worldwide. Research!America will be on the ground participating in the Washington, D.C. event, and some of the satellite marches in Los Angeles, California; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Salt Lake City, Utah.
“The March for Science event in Washington, D.C., along with similar activities across the country and around the world, will provide opportunities for scientists from all disciplines to elevate their level of civic engagement and amplify how science serves society, accelerating medical progress, saving lives and creating a better world for the next generation,” said Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley.
March for Science partners include Research!America, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi, Society for Neuroscience, Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology, American Society for Cell Biology, Consortium of Social Science Associations and ScienceDebate, among others.
“By shining a light on science, we can create a stronger foundation for science funding, science education and science leadership,” said Woolley. “Ultimately, we hope this will be the beginning of a sustained effort that will empower champions of science across the political spectrum, and stimulate greater public support of science.”