“Now, the state of Washington will be able to do the same thing with a group of local luminaries. … The Washington group is modeled after the National Academy of Sciences, established by President Lincoln in 1863 to ‘investigate, examine, experiment and report upon any subject of science or art.’ …
“‘An increasing number of public-policy questions require scientific input,’ UW computer scientist and founding board member Ed Lazowska said in an e-mail. ‘WSAS is a place for the governor and the legislature to turn for this advice when they need it.'”
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Washington State Academy of Sciences website.