President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Oral History Project: Science History Institute

Contributors

Contributed date

January 27, 2024 - 4:09am

Critical Commentary

This oral history collection contains ten oral history interviews of former members of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). It is a federal advisory committee of preeminent scientists and engineers who are appointed by, and serve the President directly. 

Analyzing these interviews can directly inform us about the overall and national scale science policy at different times during the 20th Century postwar/Cold War United States. Some questions to note:

  • What events--international and national--provoked transitions in science policy?
  • How was the relationship between science and state envisioned?
  • What models of science policy and governance were considered relevant?
  • What ideas about science education were advanced--when and why?

Source

Science History Institute Oral History Collections

Group Audience

  • - Private group -

Cite as

Science History Institute, "President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology Oral History Project: Science History Institute", contributed by Prerna Srigyan, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 27 January 2024, accessed 23 July 2024. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/presidents-council-advisors-science-and-technology-oral-history-project-science-history