08 Nov '11, 9pm

Dot Earth Blog: Students Press Congress to Sustain Investment in Science: Students press lawmakers to sustain Am...

Grad students in science and engineering are the future of U.S. innovation and competitiveness. But Congress is sending us a message that our research may not be funded and that the U.S. innovation system -- which we're primed and ready to contribute toward -- is on shaky ground. Science and engineering research grows our economy, as history has shown time and again. Cutting this engine of growth is the absolute least productive way for the Congressional super committee to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. So we're calling on all supporters of science to speak out before the committee's Nov. 23 deadline and keep us from undermining our own future.]

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