Tuesday, January 22, 2013

President Jackson Essay Appears in The Washington Post

The Washington Post Innovations section published a special report on-line on Inauguration 2013: Ideas about innovation for the new Congress and President Obama, which includes an essay by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson titled, Invest in what is next. 

In the essay she warns that “looming, deep federal cuts in scientific research and development funding could do significant damage. These cuts stand to dramatically slow the pace of economic growth in the U.S., undermine our national security, hinder our competitiveness, and reverse any recent gains we have made in developing the human capital -- the young scientists and engineers – so essential for innovation.” And she urges the Congress to sustain investments in scientific discovery and technological innovation. 

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