Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future

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Friday, June 3rd 2011 at 2:00 pm

Is science education broken in the United States? If so, how should the country fix it? The United States has the finest schools in the world, and invests more money in scientific research than any other nation. Yet we are falling behind, and find ourselves at the heels of other countries, especially China, where the Green Gap is growing with regard to clean energy technologies.

Chris Mooney, science and political journalist, commentator, and New York Times bestselling author, will discuss how the United States has become so unscientific and what can we do about it.

Most Americans know very little about science or why science matters to their lives, adding to the unending battles over global warming, the teaching of evolution, and whether or not to vaccinate children. Mooney will address how the United States became so unscientific and what can we do about it.

Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future
2-4 PM Friday, June 3
University at Buffalo, North Campus, Baldy Hall Room 200-G
FREE and open to the public

Sponsored by the Science and the Public master's degree program, a cooperative initiative of the University at Buffalo and the Center for Inquiry (CFI).