Podcast: Are science appropriations appropriate?
Our “Beer with BMSIS” podcast for April features a conversation with our own Dr. Jeff Bowman titled “Dispatch from the AAAS-CAS workshop: How a bill becomes a law, what you can do about it, and are science appropriations appropriate?“.
Science today is characterized by uncertain funding cycles that largely are dependent on government support, and many scientists–including professors at large state universities–will receive only partial salary at one (or many) points in their career due to a lack of available funds. Dr. Bowman discusses this issue and his efforts to communicate this problem to policymakers at the state and federal level, and he leads a conversation to discuss some ways in which scientists might help to raise awareness about this issue to lawmakers.