Science and Technology Innovation Program

In Search of a Budget Hero

CONTEXT

Jun 20, 2012

With the threat of another partisan standoff over the federal budget looming, Senator Mark Udall (D-Colorado) hosted a group of constituents to play a round of Budget Hero. The "serious game" is the result of a collaboration between American Public Media and the Wilson Center and is intended to engage and inform participants about the federal budget process. We spoke to Senator Udall about the budget and about what he learned from experiencing Budget Hero with his constituents.

Mark Emery Udall is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Democratic Party. From 1999 to 2009, Udall served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. He serves on four committees: Armed Services, Energy and Natural Resources, the Select Committee on Intelligence and the Special Committee on Aging. Senator Udall chairs the National Parks Subcommittee of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Born in Tucson, Arizona, he is the son of former U.S. Representative Morris "Mo" Udall.

Experts & Staff

  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. // Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Aaron Lovell // Writer/Editor/Program Manager, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Anne Bowser // Researcher, Data Science and Visualization, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Elizabeth Tyson // New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Sharon Weinberger // Global Fellow
  • Piers Millett // Global Fellow