(CNN) The next Congress will include at least six newly elected scientists, including a nuclear engineer and a biochemist. Their supporters say these new scientist-legislators, all of them Democrats, will bring a fact-based approach to public policy and impact such issues as nuclear disarmament and climate change. "There are more reality show people in Congress, including our president, than there are chemists and physicists." The committee endorsed 13 candidates for Congress this year who had some kind of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) background. The current Congress boasts just a few scientists -- among them a physicist, a microbiologist, and a chemist, all in the House.
Source: CNN November 07, 2018 22:52 UTC