Home > News > Benjamin Franklin, Civic Scientist
October 1st, 2003
Benjamin Franklin, Civic Scientist
by Neal Lane. A scientist and a civic-minded activist, Benjamin Franklin called upon his scientific intuition and skills to address broad societal questions at the time the US was founded. He was in many ways a model of a civic scientist, a term I have often used in the past, perhaps without adequately defining it. To me, a civic scientist is one who uses his or her special scientific knowledge and skills to influence policy and inform the public. In this article, with Franklin's help, I expand that definition.
NIA Public Briefing: Nanotechnology and the Council of Europe May 17th, 2013
New approach to testing health, environmental effects of nanoparticles April 8th, 2013
NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli Releases Audit That Determines Fuller Road Management Corporation is Safeguarding Public Funds: Report concludes that FRMC fosters ethical business climate in supporting growth at NanoCollege January 26th, 2013
Notre Dame study explores the potential benefits and threats of nanotechnology research January 25th, 2013