Title

It’s Time for Scientists to Embrace Self-Promotion

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

2-1-2017

Source Publication

The Huffington Post

Abstract

In his first days in office, President Donald Trump is already leading his administration on a crusade against science. He’s blocked the USDA and the EPA from sharing their own research with the public. He’s reportedly planning to ban the EPA from funding scientific research, and considering a “case by case” review process for its research. In this post-truth, alternative fact world, it’s more important than ever for scientists to promote their research and demonstrate not only why our work matters but why it is irresponsible and dangerous to keep the public in the dark.