Volume 86 Issue 37 | pp. 31-32
Issue Date: September 15, 2008

Science Competes For Support

Science and technology summit calls for immediate funding of the America Competes Act
Department: Government & Policy

IN AUGUST 2007, President George W. Bush signed landmark legislation supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) research and education. Called the America Competes Act (ACA), this legislation promised a huge boost in support for the scientific community, with the goal of keeping the U.S. competitive in the global marketplace. A year after reaching this milestone, however, the support remains mostly talk.

The failure of the legislation to translate into increased financial support for . . .

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