Science meets parliament in Canberra



The Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS) sponsored, on August 20–21, 2001, its third “Science Meets Parliament Day.” This is an event that brings scientists and technologists to Canberra, Australia's capital, for one-on-one meetings with federal politicians.

The event is shamelessly modeled on the U.S. Congressional “Visits Day” sponsored by AGU and other U.S. scientific and engineering societies; and we gratefully acknowledge the inspiration of our American colleagues.