At the April 19, 2017, Senate Meeting, the University Senate passed a resolution in support of the March for Science. The mission of the March for Science can be found at: https://www.marchforscience.com/mission/
Whereas the University conducts groundbreaking scientific research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community,
Whereas the University strives to create and disseminate knowledge, and
Whereas the University embraces the positive impact of scientific progress on our state, the nation, and the world,
Be it resolved that the University of Maryland's University Senate, as the representative and elected body of the faculty, staff, and students, endorses the mission of the March for Science as follows:
The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.