Profs Disappointed in Argentinian Science Ed.

Normally, Earth science students and faculty gather once a week to hear the latest updates on plate tectonics and radiometric dating techniques. This week, however, they were treated to something different. Visiting Professor Victor Ramos of the University of Buenos Aires spoke on his views on the broader subject of science in South America from an Argentinian perspective. He tied together aspects of economics, politics and social history to illuminate how science in South America has changed over the last century and what its prospects are for the next.
The importance of an accessible, developed and protected education system became the theme of the lecture that most resonated with Cornell’s own mission and future.