To examine Sagan’s legacy as a role model for future American scientists, the Library of Congress will sponsor a “Summit on Science Education” late next year. The event, which will bring together scientists, educators, policy-makers and students, will underscore Sagan’s conviction that it is critical to understand and appreciate the centrality of science in the everyday lives of Americans and to create a renewed national consciousness about preparing the next generation of scientists.
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Members of the media can find downloadable images from the Carl Sagan papers in the Library’s online pressroom at http://www.loc.gov/pressroom/
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