MP Andrew Miller on ASE conference panel discussion
29 November 2011
MP Andrew Miller, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee, is taking part in a panel discussion with ASE president Professor Steve Jones on The Future for Fieldwork in Science Education at the ASE Annual Conference in January in Liverpool.
In September, the committee published a report on Practical experiments in school science lessons and science field trips, to which the ASE contributed evidence.
MP Miller has chaired the committee, which scrutinises the Government Office for Science (GO-Science), since 2010. The committee’s broad remit covers examining the activities of departments which have implications for, or make use of, science, engineering, technology and research.
As one of his special political interests, he has had various parliamentary roles in Science and Technology, since first being elected as an MP in 1992. His other special political interests include Communications and Technology, Industry and the Environment.
Since 2010, he has also chaired the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.The committee is a primary focus for scientific and technological issues, providing a long-term liaison between Parliamentarians and scientific bodies, science-based industry and the academic world. It focuses on issues where science and politics meet, informing members of both Houses of Parliament, by indicating the relevance of scientific and technological developments to matters of public interest and to the development of policy.
Since 1997, he has also been a member of the editorial board of the Science in Parliament publication. His previous roles include working as a technician in the Department of Geology at Portsmouth Polytechnic.
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