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PUBPOL-481/PHYSICS-481: WINTER TERM 2010 NATIONAL SCIENCE POLICY IN THE 21ST CENTURY Professor Homer A. Neal and Professor James J. Duderstadt 8:30 – 10:00 am Tuesday/ Thursday 1120 Weil Hall January 18, 2010
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Topics for Today REVIEW: Players in the R/D Enterprise Federal funding trends The Public
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The Players in U.S. Research and Development Who does the research? Universities Industry National Labs FFRDCs Other centers and institutes Mom and Pop / Garage Buddies. .
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What Do Universities Do? Generate “out of the box” ideas Train future scientists Help develop important research policies Help students “learn by doing” Help researchers “learn by teaching” Pass on the ethics and processes of scientific research
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What Does Industry Do? Contributes to R/D because of the necessity of making things people (consumers, military, …) want to buy and use Uses R/D results for competitive advantage – and thus drive R/D Influence R/D policies through strong political connections Hire university graduates and helps
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