The March for Science is a celebration of science. It's not about scientists or politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world. Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?
The March for Science, which is supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society and 25 other organizations of scientists, will be holding a teach-in and rally on the National Mall in Washington DC on April 22, 2017.
For more information on details of the march click here: https://www.marchforscience.com/
The NanoCenter will facilitate discussions and plans by those interested in participating in the march. We have tentatively scheduled a meeting at 11:30 am on April 6, 2017 for this purpose.