AAU President Barbara R. Snyder issued a statement about the House Science Committee's decision today to advance the National Science Foundation for the Future Act (H.R. 2225) and the Department of Energy Science for the Future Act (H.R. 3593).
Eric S. Lander, the founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, is worried that no one seems to be arguing about what needs to be done to ensure America's position as the world's leader in science and technology.
Maria T. Zuber, vice president for research at M.I.T., writes that amid the turbulence in Washington, "It’s easy to miss the fact that part of what’s at stake is America’s dominance in science, engineering, and innovation."
Rebecca Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Brad Schwartz, CEO of the biomedical Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison, wrote in support of basic science in this commentary published by The Hill.
In this blog post, AAU President Coleman explains the unique partnership between the federal government and American universities to perform research to strengthen national security, improve public health, and bolster economic competitiveness.