Science the Public Policy

We live in an increasingly complex world, just as science itself keeps inventing more and more powerful mechanisms for measuring and analyzing the world we live in.  Many scientists openly express frustration at the relative lack of influence of this science on public policy, as well as concern regarding a growing sense for a disconnect between science, its results and the public at large.  The Pacific Division of AAAS, in collaboration with AAAS itself,  is committed to helping to bridge those gaps, and in doing so move towards the more effective application of science and its results to public policy.