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Research Corporation for Science Advancement

Accepting the Challenge of Continued U.S. Science Leadership

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Research Corporation for Science Advancement pledges to work aggressively to rally our academic colleagues, sister foundations, and other like-minded organizations for a frontal assault on the current stumbling blocks impeding the production of more top-quality science and scientists.

Prizing High-Risk, High-Reward Research

James M. Gentile | Posted 10.20.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

In times of tight budgets, high-risk, high-reward research is typically under-funded and under-appreciated, because it can too easily be ridiculed for being outlandish or mistaken, although even wrong paths in science can be illuminating in profound ways.

Norman Augustine: Science Leader Recognized for Character Education

James M. Gentile | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
James M. Gentile

Norm Augustine has demonstrated true character, integrity, and public commitment -- and their value in achieving greatness -- through his numerous and varied roles of national leadership.

Basic Scientific Research and Its Transformational Potential

James M. Gentile | Posted 06.30.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

As our nation's leadership in scientific and technological innovation is challenged as never before, federal funding of basic scientific research remains essential, but that research should be potentially transformational.

Growing Scientists at America's Top Liberal Arts Colleges

James M. Gentile | Posted 03.25.2012 | College
James M. Gentile

Hands-on research opportunities for undergraduates combined with personalized attention from inventive professors is one of the reasons that liberal arts colleges have long played a disproportionately large role in the education of our nation's future scientists.

Learning Already From the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search

James M. Gentile | Posted 03.19.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

The 2012 Intel Science Talent Search -- the nation's most prestigious pre-college science competition -- is underway and already tells us much about o...

Space Exploration Reaches New Milestones - for Technology and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 02.08.2012 | Technology
James M. Gentile

Where would America be today without Silicon Valley? And where would Silicon Valley -- and all of the jobs that have flowed from it -- be without U.S. space exploration?

Solyndra: Will We Learn From Science?

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

The key question that is being missed -- and that should be asked now -- is whether the federal government will approach this failure as politicians or as scientists.

Innovations In Space Technology Are Still Key

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

Innovation in space technology is still key to U.S. scientific and economic preeminence; space has been primarily America's frontier for 50 years and should remain so.

"Collaboration Within Competition" Is Key to American Technological Innovation

James M. Gentile | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

As Research Corporation for Science Advancement prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary next year (as America's oldest foundation dedicated wholly...

The Intel Science Talent Search and the Growth of American Scientists

James M. Gentile | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
James M. Gentile

Bringing science and scientific research into American mainstream culture is one of the crucial challenges of our nation. The Intel Science Talent Search plays an important role in that regard.

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

Make Educating Future Scientists a Top Priority

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
James M. Gentile

The Nation's Report Card released information on the performance of students in science. The results should be a call to action for all who care about the economic preeminence of our nation.

Harvard Students Promote Science Education in New Book

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James M. Gentile

Five current or recent Harvard undergraduates hope to inspire high school students to become involved in science with a new book titled Success with Science: The Winners' Guide to High School Research.

The Leadership of Gabrielle Giffords

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

As we pray for Congresswoman Giffords, we think of her not only as a cherished friend but as a valued leader, whose vision, intellect, drive and enthusiasm are so important to our nation's future.

Green Energy Innovation: Building A National Commitment

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

Clean energy may well be the next economic revolution, and the United States can be at the forefront, if we take full advantage of our nation's streng...

Increase Science Funding to Grow U.S. Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James M. Gentile

In the second half of the 20th century, well over 40 percent of U.S. prosperity was the result of scientific and technological advances, and science and technology continue to be the key to the jobs that so many Americans need.

America Needs To Re-Energize Our Scientific Culture

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James M. Gentile

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently endorsed a "Manhattan Project" approach to renewable energy research. Specifically, he urged the U.S...

Storm Warnings for America's Competitiveness

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
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.