03 RAGs-NII-ACI-COMPETES

03 RAGs-NII-ACI-COMPETES - The Gathering Storm A Chronology...

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The Gathering Storm
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A Chronology l 2000: Precursors (FS&T, PCAST, DOE, AAAS) l 2004: National Innovation Initiative (Council on Competitiveness) l 2004: Engineering Research Study (NAE) l 2005: Rising Above the Gathering Storm Report (COSEPUP) l 2006: American Competitiveness Initiative (White House) l 2007: America COMPETES Act (Congress) l 2007: FY2009 Omnibus Budget Act (Midnight Massacre) l 2009: A New Hope: President Obama l 2010: Current Account Problems (the national debt!) l 2011: President signs America COMPETES Act II
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Dark clouds l National Academies (COSEPUP) l PCAST l DOE (Vest Committee) l National Science Board l AAAS l The Media
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National Academies l Massive shift of federal R&D toward biomedical sciences and away from physical sciences and engineering. l Serious distortions are appearing in national R&D enterprise. l Federal R&D has declined from 70% of national R&D activity in the 1970s to roughly 25% today
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Trends in Federal Research by Discipline
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Another way to look at Federal R&D Support
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Another concern
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PCAST • PCAST ` s studies have shown that from 1993 to 2000, federal support for the physical sciences and engineering remained relatively flat, and in some instances decreased. • Federal support for science and engineering students enhances economic growth. Yet federal support for graduate support of students in physical science and engineering has declined significantly over the past two decades .
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PCAST l R&D l Innovation Ecosystems z critical to U.S. technological preeminence. l Foreign inroads occurring and helped by foreign investment in R&D and S&E education. l U.S. technological preeminence is not forever assured!
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STEM Workforce Concerns l Student interest in science and engineering careers is at a low ebb–and likely to go much lower as the implications of global sourcing become more apparent! l Cumbersome immigration policies in the wake of 9-11 along with negative international reaction to U.S. foreign policy is threatening the pipeline of talented foreign science and engineering students. l It is increasingly clear that a far bolder and more effective strategy is necessary if we are to tap the talents of all segments of our increasingly diverse society (particularly women and underrepresented minorities).
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International Comparisons l While absolute comparison production of U.S. engineers (85,000/y) with China (350,000/y) and India (170,000/y), of far more importance is the trend. l Similarly, PhD comparisons of U.S. (17,000/y) and China (8,000/y) is misleading; China is doubling every 5 years. l Today the U.S. currently produces less than 8% of world ` s engineers and this is dropping fast. l Clearly the U.S. cannot achieve engineering leadership through the number of engineering graduates. It must focus instead on quality and value-added through new educational paradigms for a rapidly changing, global, knowledge-driven economy.
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DOE Science Priorities Committee In 1970 physical science, engineering and life
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course PUBPOL 481 taught by Professor Duderstadt during the Winter '11 term at University of Michigan.

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