Preparing for Our Future: The Value of Science
Faced with a difficult fiscal situation, increased global competition, and a changing environment that impacts public health and safety, investing in science is vital to prepare for a sustainable future. Informed management and policy decisions benefit from sound scientific research. Whether it’s forecasting tornadoes in Oklahoma or sparking innovation through spin-off technologies, investments in research and development are the underpinning to society’s well-being and growth. This opening plenary will feature two experts who will showcase the value of science in policy and our society.