Politics, Science (The Scientist, Vol:10, #6, p. 3 & 5, March 18, 1996)

SIDEBAR : PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE OF ADVISERS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY President Bill Clinton has expressed a strong interest in science and the environment. He has cited investments in these areas as critical if the United States is to remain the world's most advanced nation as a new millennium dawns.

CONVENING WITH CLINTON: PCAST members have meet with President Bill Clinton only once, last July. At the meeting, from left, were Gibbons, Holdren, Shaw, Malcom, Ayala, MacArthur, Sanders, Rodin, Young and Clinton.
Yet Clinton's interest in science does not necessarily translate into access for his scientific advisers, 18 men and women who constitute a group he has named the President's Committee of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST). Though the president officially appointed the members in August 1994, to date, he has attended only one of his...

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