The National Academies' Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy is examining barriers to selecting the most-qualified candidates for science and technology presidential appointments, and assessing the overall process of appointing scientists, engineers, and health professionals to serve on federal advisory committees. At a meeting on July 21, the study committee will hear stakeholders' perspectives on the issue. JOHN H. MARBURGER III, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will be among the speakers.
The public session will run from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 100 of the National Academies' Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.
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Source: Eurekalert & othersLast reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Feb 2009
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