HOUSE SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY
Welcome to the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology! Our names are Michael Wallace and Michael Pak, and we will be your committee chairs this year.
Michael (Wallace) is a sophomore at Harvard College studying Social Studies with a focus on the politics of ethnic division in postwar Europe. Outside of class, Michael is also involved with the Harvard Outing Club, the International Relations Council, and the Harvard College Running Club. He enjoys rock climbing and running along the Charles River in Boston. In addition to HMC San Francisco, Michael is a senior staffer on HMC’s main conference in Boston.
The second Michael (Pak) is a freshman at Harvard College, and he plans to study either Economics or Government. This will be his first time staffing HMC San Francisco. Outside of HMC, he plays violin in the Harvard Pops Orchestra and is involved with the Institute of Politics. Michael enjoys listening to ‘80s music, reading, and exploring Boston. In addition to HMC San Francisco, Michael will be a junior staffer at HMC Boston in February.
The House Science, Space, and Technology (HSST) committee is critical to realizing the long-term interests of the United States. Through its control over federal science agencies, the HSST can influence America’s scientific research agendas and direct them to explore new, untested technologies that could change the way the United States operates economically, socially, and militarily. In this year’s iteration of the committee, we will be considering two very important briefing topics: the ethics of user-generated content on online platforms and genetic testing, mutations, and regulations. We are sure that these topics will stir up lots of discussion and debate. Please remember that since this will be a fast-paced and exciting committee, it is very important that you have researched in advance and come prepared to debate the briefing topics!
We look forward to reading your pre-conference assignments soon! If you have any questions about Harvard Model Congress, this committee in general, or the briefings, feel free to reach out to us. We are so excited to meet all of you at HMC San Francisco!
All the best,
Michael (Wallace) and Michael (Pak)