Guiding Principles for the America COMPETES Act Reauthorization The business, higher education, and scientific and engineering communities greatly appreciate efforts by the Congress and the current and past Administrations to respond to issues raised in the National Academies’ 2007 report, Rising Above the Gathering St
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A group of 60 Members urge House appropriators to provide a robust budget for the Department of Energy Office of Science in FY13.
A group of 19 Senators sends a letter to appropriators urging priority funding for Department of Energy science programs.
"Dear Colleague" letter led by Senators Coons and Bingaman urges continued strong funding support for ARPA-E, EFRCs, and Innovation Hubs.
AAU responds to a DOE Request for Information regarding the Department's Quadrennial Technology Review.
AAU President Robert Berdahl thanks the President for his leadership and efforts to sustain strong federal investments in scientific research and student aid, particularly in maintaining the Pell Grant maximum award, in the final FY11 spending measure.
April 4, 2011 Honorable John Boehner Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker Democratic Leader U.S. House of Representatives U.S. House of Representatives H-232 The Capitol H-204 The Capitol Washington, DC 20515 Washington, DC 20515 Honorable Eric Cantor Majority Leader U.S. House of Representatives H-329 The Capitol Washington
A summary of the impact on various Department of Energy programs by the funding cuts approved by the House of Representatives in H.R. 1, the continuning resolution for FY11.
A group of businesses and business associations sent a letter to leaders of the Senate on March 9 urging them to give funding priority in the FY11 continuing resolution to physical science and engineering research and STEM education.
Of high priority to AAU is support for existing and new university-based energy research and training initiatives aimed at producing needed scientific breakthroughs and technical talent in energy-related disciplines. Therefore, in addition to supporting funding requested in the Administration’s FY11 budget for the core DOE Office of Science programs and ARPA-E, AAU urges Congress to provide the following program increases: $40 million in new funding to expand the Energy Frontier Research Centers program; $24 million in new funding to increase support for single-investigator and small-group projects in basic energy sciences and materials research; $15 million in new funding to support the DOE graduate fellowship program authorized by the America COMPETES Act and to support the evaluation of S&T workforce and training program effectiveness; funding for the existing three and one new Energy Innovation Hub; and $55 million for the new RE-ENERGYSE energy education program.
Dear Secretary Chu: On behalf of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Lang-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U), which together represent most major public and private U.S. research universities, we write to express our enthusiasm about the newly established Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E). This new agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) will provide university researchers with exciting new opportunities to engage in transformational research to address major energy challenges facing our nation and the world. AAU and A۰P۰L۰U stand ready to support this organization in any way we can to ensure its success. To this end, we have submitted over 50 names of faculty and other researchers from our campuses who have stepped forward to serve as program officers and assistant program officers in the new ARPA-E.
Basic research, which depends on federal funding, produces fundamental knowledge that frequently leads to major technological advances. The discoveries resulting from federal funding of basic research in the physical sciences and engineering have strengthened national security, improved health care, advanced alternative energy and efficiency technologies, and fueled economic growth.
Dear Chairman Dorgan and Ranking Member Bennett: We are writing to express our support for President Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 request of at least $4.9 billion for the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Whereas the Administration is committed to formulate, fund, and implement a comprehensive plan to address our nation’s short- and long-term energy needs in a sustainable and environmentally sound manner; Whereas the Administration has committed to invest $150 billion in research and development for new sources of energy over the next ten years to enable American engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs to “catalyze private efforts to build a clean energy future” and “transform the economy,” creating five million new jobs; and
“Calls for a National Basic Energy Research Initiative” “Basic Research Fueling America’s Future” press conference (webcast) Speakers • Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology • Steven Chu, director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory • Uma Chowdhry, Senior Vice President
September 17, 2008 – More than 70 business, higher education, and scientific organizations today released a petition to be delivered to both Presidential campaigns calling on the next President to propose and implement a comprehensive basic energy research initiative to help lead the country toward long-term energy security.
Representing America’s business, higher education and scientific communities, we call on the next President to work with Congress to develop, fund and implement a comprehensive, multi-agency, basic research strategy to address our nation’s energy crisis and future energy security.
Following is a statement by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) on legislation (H.R. 364) approved today by the House Science and Technology Committee that would create an advanced research projects agency, or ARPA-E, in the Department of Energy.
Dear Chairman Gordon and Ranking Member Hall: On behalf of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), which together represent leading public and private research universities in the nation, we write to express our opposition to the recoupment provision contained in Section 4 of H.R. 364, legislation to create an Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). We urge that this provision be dropped from the legislation when it is considered by the House Science and Technology Committee next week.
Mr. Secretary, Chairman McPherson and advisory committee members: I am Dr. J. Dennis O’Connor, Vice President for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland. I appear today on behalf of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). Together AAU and NASULGC represent the country’s leading public and private research universities. I am pleased to provide you with their official endorsement of the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board’s (SEAB) Task Force on the Future of Science Programs at the Department of Energy, “Critical Choices: Science, Energy, and Security.” AAU and NASULGC encourage you to adopt this report and urge Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham to move swiftly to implement the task force recommendations.
The nation's research universities applaud the Department of Energy's vision in developing priorities for major scientific facilities that will further its science mission and advance the nation's scientific enterprise. This is a positive - and unprecedented - step by DOE, and we strongly endorse it. These new facilities and major scientific projects will enable university researchers and students from across the United States and around the world to explore and conquer new and exciting scientific frontiers.
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