Barack Obama
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.
US and Cuban Researchers to Meet in Havana
US and Cuban Researchers to Meet in Havana
Bob Grant | Aug 14, 2017
Rush Holt of AAAS talks with The Scientist about the upcoming gathering and collaborations—past, present, and future—between the two countries.
Trump to Hold Annual Science Fair
Trump to Hold Annual Science Fair
Bob Grant | Apr 25, 2017
The president has announced that he will continue the Obama-era tradition of showcasing school children’s science projects at the White House.
TS Picks: Obama’s Science Legacy
TS Picks: Obama’s Science Legacy
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 17, 2017
During his two terms in office, President Barack Obama pushed for action on climate change, injected “innovation” into science and tech, bet big on biomedical research, and published papers in peer-reviewed journals. Here’s a look at his efforts to “put science in its rightful place.”
Obama Submits Science-Boosting Budget
Obama Submits Science-Boosting Budget
Bob Grant | Feb 10, 2016
But some critics say the President relies too heavily on mandatory funding to support the biomedical research enterprise.
NIH Assembles Precision Medicine Panel
NIH Assembles Precision Medicine Panel
Bob Grant | Mar 31, 2015
The US National Institutes of Health has formed a team of experts to begin the process of building President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.
Obama’s Budget Seeks Science Boost
Obama’s Budget Seeks Science Boost
Bob Grant | Feb 2, 2015
Fiscal year 2016 could be very bright for the research enterprise if the President’s budgetary requests are granted.
Obama Prioritizes Personalized Medicine
Obama Prioritizes Personalized Medicine
Bob Grant | Jan 26, 2015
The President is launching a new initiative to help researchers and clinicians fully realize the dream of “precision medicine.”
Obama Protects Huge Swath of Pacific Ocean
Obama Protects Huge Swath of Pacific Ocean
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2014
The president exercises his authority to expand an existing marine reserve, making it the largest in the world.
Science in the State of the Union
Science in the State of the Union
Bob Grant | Jan 30, 2014
President Barack Obama gave a nod to research in this week’s address. But was it enough for science advocates?