Gary McDowell: on reforming the STEM training pipeline

Dr. Gary McDowell kicks off our short-form Abstract series, featuring interviews with up-and-coming thinkers and policy issues and conundrums facing science. Trained as a biologist, Gary is the Executive Director of The Future of Research and runs the day-to-day operations of the organization, funded by a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project. In this episode, we chat about gaps in scientific training and how we can reform the system to better serve science and its practitioners.

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This episode was recorded on September 16, 2016 at MIT during the Advocating for Science Symposium. Special thanks to Visager for music and to the Future of Research and the Academics for the Future of Science for making this interview possible.

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