Former National Science Director, Dr. Neal Lane, was at FSU's Alumni Ball room Monday night to stress the future of science in America. The former director presented, "Why Science Matters: A Message for Our Future President" as a part of FSU's Pathways of Excellence Distinguished Lecture Series.
"I think we need a president that understands the importance of science and we need many more people I call civic scientists. Women and men who can reach across disciplines and sectors and engage the public and politicians." said Lane. Lane also says science is currently underfunded and he believes many politicians have the wrong mindset towards science.
Lane is a physicist and currently a professor at Malcom Migillis University in Houston. He served the National Science Foundation from 1993 to 1998.