Dr. Ellen Stofan joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explore her role, NASA’s science priorities, efforts at promoting science, technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and space science successes. Here’s an overview of our conversation.
Posts Tagged: Science
To remain competitive in a rapidly-changing scientific landscape, organizations must be able to produce and implement methods quickly.
We are big-boy and big-girl scientists, and it’s time to start acting (and writing) like some. Here are a few tips I’ve discovered over a few dozen publications to help us along the way.
In its heyday, the U.S. space program was the envy of the world and beat the former Soviet Union in a “Cold War” space race to land the first man on the moon. But what about NASA today?
Does anyone else love the TV show The Big Bang Theory? Anyone else feel smarter by the end of an episode? And yet, when you sit down and put some real thought into it you find yourself asking what do the main male characters in the show (except for Howard) actually do. And does the… Read more »
The American public often gets sidetracked from important issues. Reality TV and celebrity news distract us from important government discussions and policy problems-like science. Yawn. Science? There’s only so much Bill Nye the Science Guy I can watch. Sheril Kirshenbaum, director of The Energy Poll at the University of Texas, reminded us why we should care… Read more »
Imagine if a scientist spent a year – every hour of every day – on a single task. The person would account for 8,760 hours of work and need one serious nap. Now imagine if the scientist put out a compelling request for help, and volunteers interested in the problem answered the call. I grew up in a… Read more »
“Our vision essentially says we reach for new heights to reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn makes life better for humanity,” notes, NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden. He joined me on The Business of Government Hour to explain this vision and more. We stand at a pivotal moment in space exploration. There… Read more »
If you want to know about major innovation in the public sector then look to NASA. The space agency is a crown jewel of government innovation and a global role model for groundbreaking scientific research and discovery. NASA serves as a reminder to America of what’s possible when Uncle Sam harnesses his full potential, as… Read more »
More than two-thirds of NASA employees are scientists and engineers, and NASA has one of the oldest workforces in the federal government – many of whom are nearing retirement. So what’s the plan for recruiting new scientific, engineering, and medical leadership talent? Dr. Gina Scott Ligon, along with her University of Nebraska at Omaha colleagues… Read more »