"We are not accustomed to thinking about equity in context of innovation. In recent years, we have begun to recognize that marginalized communities are often unable to access the benefits of science and technology, but may be disproportionately subject to the harms."Shobita Parthasarathy, in her testimony before the U.S. House Committee of Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy on July 16, 2021.
Faculty and students influence science and technology policy throughout the year.
Faculty thought leaders regularly contribute to the public discourse and testify before Congress. Students have opportunities for hands-on learning by meeting with policymakers and their staff.