You’ll hear from people who are passionate about demanding that we use evidence in policy so that we can all work together for a better world.
Ann Heitkemper has been a science educator for over 25 years. She has taught biology courses at SPSCC for most of the time but is currently at the University of Washington. In addition to her work in higher education, she has taught science to middle school students in Arizona and in the local Science Olympiad. Ann ran for school board last year because for the first time she felt the need to fight for science. Some students have voiced denial of climate science and the safety and benefits of vaccination. Some students have shown a disregard for the importance of evaluating information. Ann believes we must promote science literacy and work towards getting more science-minded individuals in government.
David Daggett Ph.D. is president of Phonon Energy, who are exploring the feasibility of commercializing Low Energy Nuclear Reaction technology to replace fossil fuels. Dave retired from Boeing as a Technical Fellow in Energy & Emissions.