Weekly Round Up – Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael Mann, Lilly Ledbetter

Happy Wednesday! Let’s see what’s happening with our speakers this week —


Neil deGrasse Tyson, interviewed recently on CNN, explains why investing in big science projects like the mission to Mars can create “innovation nations.


Troubling story in the Washington Post about Michael Mann’s concerns about the incoming administration’s attitude towards science and the environment. “I’ve faced hostile investigations by politicians, demands for me to be fired from my job, threats against my life and even threats against my family.” says Dr. Mann.


Remember the movie Norma Rae? Hollywood Is gearing up to tell Lilly Ledbetter’s story! Besides telling the world about how Lilly was criminally underpaid by her employers because of her gender, this will be a great leading role for an actress.


And those are the stories for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!