The U.S. was once unequivocally the top nation in science and a global destination for burgeoning technologies. While the U.S. is still the largest investor in public and private research and development, contributing 27 percent of global research and development investment, China is increasing their support and is catching up (currently at 20 percent), with other countries, such as India and Japan, following suit. Congress wants the U.S. to control the top of the science podium, and they are seeking expert recommendations for how to achieve this goal. Witnesses from government, academia, and industry answered the call by bringing forth concrete suggestions for how government can- and should- support the scientific community.
Tagged: STEM Education
Since the Consortium for Ocean Leadership Legislative Tracker was last updated on March 4th, 20 bills of interest to the ocean sciences community were introduced in Congress.
New National Science Board report emphasizes higher education sector’s essential contributions to the nation
Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court. Again.
The University of Miami announced their new initiative, The Climate Change Special Report, which provides an interactive, online resource for interested members of community, government, and media.
NOAA on Thursday announced Jonathan R. Pennock, Ph.D., director of New Hampshire Sea Grant and a longtime coastal scientist, will be the new leader of NOAA’s National Sea Grant College program.
Scientists supported by the Department of Energy likely won’t be happy with Congress’s version of the budget for the agency in fiscal year 2017, which begins 1 October.
Today the National Science Board (NSB) announced that Sea Education Association (SEA) would be bestowed with its 2016 Public Service Award.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education is soliciting applications for environmental education professionals for consideration to serve on the National Environmental Education Advisory Council.
On the afternoon of March 22nd, the House passed Congresswoman Barbara Comstock’s (VA-10) “Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act” by a vote of 380-3.