April 25th, 2009
Posted by: David Bruggeman
As part of its annual meeting, President Obama will address the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, April 27. The address will take place at 9 a.m., Eastern Daylight Time, and there will be an audio webcast. Link to the Academies’ home page starting at 8:55 to follow the address live, and check back after the address for audio and video recordings. As only three other sitting presidents have addressed the Academy of Sciences (much less the Academy of Engineering or Institute of Medicine), this is noteworthy. Perhaps the President will give further detail to the oft-repeated phrase from his inaugural address - “restore science to its rightful place” - or give some better idea of what he means by scientific integrity.