Rush Holt: on what they don’t teach you in graduate school

Dr. Rush Holt — current CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science — sat down to talk with us at the Advocating for Science Symposium organized by the Future of Research and the Academies for the Future of Science. Coming to the AAAS with 16 years experience in politics as New Jersey’s 12th district Representative, Dr. Holt’s training as a physicist and work as assistant director of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory generates a lens that is a unique fusion of basic research, legislation, and advocacy. We were excited to talk to Dr. Holt about his thoughts on the direction of the AAAS, building an appreciation for scientific evidence, and what graduate school isn’t teaching its students.

Here are some of the links and references mentioned during the show:

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. Rights to the image use were purchased from the AP.

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