Volume 93 Issue 37 | p. 33 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: September 21, 2015

The Private Sector’s Role In Chemistry’s Future

By Rigoberto Hernandez, District IV Director
Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS, comment

Vannevar Bush, a former presidential science adviser, heralded a wave of deliberate public funding of research that persists today through his oft-cited report of 1945, which pressed for and resulted in the creation of the National Science Foundation. The rationale was simple and as important today as it was then. Namely, for the future of humankind and our nation, we must advance basic science and technology.

Unfortunately, this economic necessity . . .

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