November 10, 2016
The American Institute of Biological Sciences congratulates all of the individuals who ran for an elected office during this election cycle. Regardless of whether they won or lost, their willingness to stand for office is a symbol of their commitment to the nation.
The U.S. government's history of supporting investments in scientific research has long been an important engine for our nation's economic growth. Vetted scientific information provides a sound foundation from which informed decisions about public policy can be made. Scientific collaborations have also played an important diplomatic role in bridging divides between cultures and countries.
A sustained national commitment to science is a national interest.
We at the American Institute of Biological Sciences are committed to the advancement of the biological sciences for the benefit of science and society. We stand ready to work with all of our nation's policymakers as they strive to solve the complex problems facing our world. We also strongly encourage President-elect Trump to make the appointment of a respected scientist to serve as his science advisor a top priority of his transition.
Robert Gropp, Ph.D.
Interim Co-Executive Director
American Institute of Biological Sciences