Volume 85 Issue 42 | p. 46 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: October 15, 2007

Can We Compete?

By Catherine T. Hunt, ACS President
Department: ACS News, Government & Policy

On Aug. 4, President George W. Bush signed the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education & Science (Competes) Act into law. This is our nation's most comprehensive science policy legislation since the Sputnik era.

The America Competes Act authorizes $43.3 billion over three years for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) research and education programs. More specifically, it sets the U.S. on a path to double funding for the . . .

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