New voices, at last


Science academies are well placed to help strengthen national systems of research and innovation, drawing upon the knowledge of experienced scientists across fields. But what about the voices of early-career scientists who are impassioned to bolster international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational dialogue, with the goal of making decision-making evidence-based and inclusive? Since 2000, "young" science academies have emerged across the world. The United States has now joined this movement. In June, the U.S. National Academies launched "New Voices in Sciences, Engineering and Medicine," comprising 18 early- to midcareer scholars.

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