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National Academy of Sciences President McNutt addresses 2017 summit

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National Academy of Sciences President McNutt addresses 2017 summit

The VASEM was pleased to welcome NAS President Marcia McNutt to the 2017 Summit.  Dr. McNutt spoke to the importance of the growing movement to establish state academies across the US and how states are assuming leadership to address the forefront issues of our time using science-based solutions.
“We can’t assume that the federal government always has the ball on this.  The fact that states are now taking some of the responsibilities and will be giving inputs to their governors and to their elected officials directly, even on the federal level, is a very important new trend.” 
In her address, Dr. McNutt noted that many states are stepping up to urgent challenges on issues of both state and international importance.  These issues include infectious diseases— the focus of the VASEM summit— and energy policy, climate change, education, and other important topics of our time.

Author Andrew Densmore

Andrew Densmore is the Executive Director of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.

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