HOUSE SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY
Welcome to Harvard Model Congress San Francisco 2019 and to the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee!
The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee (HSST) is a very important part of the network of institutions that guide America’s long-term interests. Importantly, the HSST serves as a guiding hand for the American research agenda through its control of federal science agencies and a check on the possibilities of new, untested technologies.
You will be dealing two briefing topics central to the HSST’s mission this year: 1) solar energy and 2) regulation of air spaces. In the first briefing, you will consider what the advantages, as well as potential drawbacks, of solar energy and its widespread implementation. In the second briefing, you will consider how the commercialization and changing nature of drone technology affects everyday Americans and America’s interests abroad, and how we can best cope with a reality where governments, corporations, and public citizens all have a far higher degree of physical access to the world we live in.
Please feel free to contact us at any point if you have any questions or concerns about the conference or if you would just like to introduce yourself! If you have any questions about HSST, we’d be more than happy to answer them! We encourage you to start preparing now: read the news, stay up-to-date with current events, and ask questions about the world around you. The HSST website is a great place to start your preparation for the conference.
We are excited to make this HMC experience the best it can be. From passionate debate to exploration of resolutions, we truly hope this conference will inspire you to explore your interests in a new way and peak your intellectual curiosities. We hope each of you walks away with an incredible experience, a better understanding of HSST, and government more generally. We look forward to meeting you in January!
Tom McCarthy and Melody Wang
Co-Chairs, House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, HMCSF 2019