Report argues science key to rebuilding Haiti

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Posted: Sep 15, 2011 7:25 PM
Report argues science key to rebuilding Haiti

An international group of scientists says science and education are key to rebuilding Haiti from last year's crippling earthquake.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science says in a report that science education should be provided both in and outside schools.

The study also urges scientists from outside Haiti to lay out policies that can help promote science education in the Caribbean country.

The panel will bring ideas to Port-au-Prince on Monday when it meets with Haitian scientists, engineers and scholars. Its 35-page report was released Thursday.

Haitian authorities estimate 300,000 people died in the January 2010 earthquake. Many died because buildings were shoddily made.