Biden Administration Question for the Scientific Community: Ensuring Long-Term Health of Science and Technology

President Biden is asking his science advisors to answer five important questions to help guide his administration.  Please share your insights on these important questions:
How can we ensure the long-term health of science and technology in our nation?
The best way to fight against epidemic situation (Sars-Cov-2, Malaria, HIV and Monkeypox, etc) is the us of medicinal Plants, not synthetic drugs!
1- Malaria: Prof Youyou Tu.
2- Sars-Co-2: Prof T. Ben Hadda
3- Monkey pox: Under investigation.

With best wishes
Prof Taibi BEN HADDA

For more Info:
Can Science Be Independent of Politics - Scipinion 6-16-2022.pdf 268 KB
Igor Burstyn
Do a better job protecting academic freedom, starting with strengthening, rather than eroding, hard money tenure at public and private universities.  Stop turning professors into fundraises for their institutions who do not even get full salary unless they sell a product to a funding agency.  Please recognize that long-term advances in science cannot be built on the system of rewards inspired by model of used car dealership where the least successful salesmen are fired after very short term engagements. Profound and lasting advances in knowledge can take decades, but the tenure and grant cycles are 2-5 years at best, and once trained to deliver trivial short term results, it is very very hard for a person to start to work on long-term projects, especially if there are neither monetary rewards, nor even institutional recognition of commitment to scholarship that is not lucrative in a short term. 
The need to ensure the long-term health of science and technology in our country will require not only investment in STEM education (particularly encouraging involvement of minorities, women, and low income individuals) but also investment in early education (grades 3-12, for example) in teaching critical thinking skills.   This latter is not the same as teaching STEM, but rather aimed at the lack of understanding of how science works and the need for critical thinking by individuals whether they are seeking STEM careers or not.   Support for the long-term health of science and technology also requires support by the general non-STEM population and that means the ability to critically think and evaluate scientific and technological claims and advances.

  1. Significant Investment in STEM education for k-12 and limiting barriers to entry of higher education for low income individuals.
  2. Subsidize and incent companies driving leading edge technological and scientific advancement.
  3. Incent consumers to purchase and adopt beneficial technology such as renewable energy.

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