Norman P. Neureiter
Objective advice and increased engagement from scientists and engineers can advance global peace and sustainable economic development.
Roger Pielke Jr., Daniel Sarewitz
Effective action on climate change depends on the willingness of the climate science community to support new research priorities.
Robert E. Skinner Jr.
More federal support is critical to the future performance of the nation's highway system.
William Zumeta, Joyce S. Raveling
Creating opportunities for intellectually autonomous and decently paid research positions for recent PhDs is essential to attracting top graduate students.
Concerns about race, class, unions, and state budget priorities have elevated the testing of students to a major national issue--and muddied the discussion.
Assessment is a key component of the president's plan to ensure that all students receive an adequate education.
James W. Pellegrino
Recent advances in the cognitive and measurement sciences should be the foundation for developing a new system of student assessment.
Lorrie A. Shepard
Hyped by many as the key to improving the quality of education, testing can do more harm than good if the limitations of tests are not understood.
Elena Fagotto, Archon Fung
The information-based system set up to protect workers from chemical exposure is in need of an overhaul.
Federal law must be updated to stop introductions of nonnative organisms, especially by ships.
Susan Ehringhaus, David Korn
We must manage research scrupulously so that neither individual nor institutional financial interests result in danger to participants.
Bill Strauss, M. Granger Morgan
Several actions are needed to reduce the small--but persistent and increasing--danger that electronic devices carried aboard by passengers pose to commercial aircraft.