Thursday, March 13, 2008

Student Pugwash USA Launches Science Policy Election Guide for Young Voters

Young voters, ages 18-25, showed overwhelming concern about science, technology, and health policy issues in an informal survey conducted in fall 2007 through the popular social networking website, Facebook. In response, Student Pugwash USA (a supporter of the Women's Bioethics Project and Blog) launched From Electrons to Elections, a science and technology policy guide to the 2008 elections; it is a non-partisan resource designed to educate young voters on science, technology, and health issues and provide them with the platforms of the leading political candidates on these subjects. It engages students on the issues through interactive technologies including blogging, YouTube videos, and polls. The guide explores a wide range of issues including peace and security, energy and environment, health, and emerging technology. Check it out here.

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