If one does a general Google search for STEM, there will be more than 60 million results. If you narrow the search to STEM education news, more than 70,000 articles will appear for the past year alone.
The loss of highly skilled immigrants is a serious threat to our global economic leadership -- and the jobs that flow from it -- and eliminating government obstacles in the way of that talent should be a top priority.
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.
America has budget challenges and these need to be met, but to forsake investment in the future assures a dumber future for the nation. This is what is at stake, and the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan is the vital exchange that Americans must hear in deciding the country's course.
We sometimes forget that we can support a person or a group and synchronously criticize certain actions, thoughts, or words. I support Invisible Children and simultaneously feel free to criticize certain tactics, campaigns, or actions.
The history of U.S. government support of industry shows that, far from eschewing a developmental role, it is plausible to argue that from the 19th century up to the present the United States has possessed the world's foremost developmental state.