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Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education

John M. Eger | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
John M. Eger

Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talked to the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday and emphasized the importance of...

The Real Creator of the Apple Watch Wasn't Steve Jobs, It Was Uncle Sam

Melissa A. Hines | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Melissa A. Hines

Transforming the original transistor into the devices that adorn the Apple Watch didn't require one advance, or ten advances, or even a hundred advances -- it took decades of effort by thousands of scientists and engineers in academic and industrial labs across the U.S.

Do Not Robocall Me: The FTC Strikes Back

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 05.05.2015 | Home
Terrell McSweeny

Shutting down robocallers requires a multi-pronged approach. Law enforcement alone cannot put a stop to robocalls. We also need to go toe to toe on the technological front to develop powerful solutions to the problem.

Seven Reasons Congress Must Reauthorize America COMPETES

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

Innovation -- the process of introducing new products, services, and processes to the marketplace -- is critical to economic competitiveness.

And The Word is STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 02.06.2014 | Home
John M. Eger

Last month, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), Co-Chairs of a Congressional Caucus committed to putting A (the...

Using Prizes To Promote Life Saving Health Tools

David de Ferranti | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home
David de Ferranti

In these times of tight budgeting, the U.S. government, foundations and private companies are exploring a new idea: awarding prizes for the development of innovative drugs, vaccines and tests for the world's biggest health problems.

STEAM is Gathering Steam

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John M. Eger

By focusing on a curriculum that gives young people the new thinking skills they need, we can help ensue our nation's and our children's success in the new economy. We need STEAM not just STEM.

Higher Education Legislative Priorities: An Open Letter to Newly Elected Representatives and Senators

David J. Skorton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David J. Skorton

Why would we educate children at public expense from kindergarten through high school and then deny them the ability to pursue higher education? I offer for your consideration a few suggestions for legislation.

Storm Warnings for America's Competitiveness

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James M. Gentile

While scientists and engineers make up only four percent of the U.S. workforce, "this group disproportionately creates jobs for the other 96 percent," the National Science Board has observed.

Clean Energy COMPETES: Strengthening Clean Energy Competitiveness through the America COMPETES Reauthorization

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Jenkins

By Jesse Jenkins, Mark Muro, and Rob Atkinson, originally at the New Republic Having passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 28th, the Americ...

The Collapse of Competitiveness Policy?

Teryn Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Teryn Norris

Last week, the flagship federal legislation for U.S. competitiveness containing broad support for science, technology, and advanced education - called...

Will Politics Trump Economic Progress?

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
James M. Gentile

The United States is in danger of losing its global competitive advantage in science and technology, a prospect that would surely result in economic decline.

Congress Gets a Kick in the... Pants

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Beyond the inchoate and diffuse anger of the Tea Party faction there is a real and reasoned discontent in the land. It's not so much against incumbents themselves as it is anti-establishment.