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America COMPETES Signed by President

Last week, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010—continuing efforts to improve US economic competitiveness by supporting basic research and improving STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education to better prepare the future workforce.

on January 10, 2011
Category:  Growth & Poverty 
Science Park Legislation Introduced in the House
On Jan 12th, U.S. Representatives Gabrielle Giffords (D -AZ) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced “The Science Parks Research and Innovative New Technologies Act” (SPRINT Act - H.R.4413). The legislation would authorize the Department of Commerce to establish a $7.5 million competitive grants program for feasibility... [More]
on January 14, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Technology Transfer 
Legislation to Develop Science Parks Advances
Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee unanimously passed the Building a Stronger America Act which promises to spur innovation and economicdevelopment through the development of science parks.  The Act allows the Secretary of Commerce to guarantee up to 80 percent of loans... [More]
on December 21, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Improving Collaboration and Efficiency in Science Programs
Today, the House Committee on Science and Technology approved three bipartisan bills which share the common themes of strengthening inter-agency coordination processes andmaking government smarter. There was no major disagreement in today’s full committee markup; the bill with all proposed amendments was moved to the... [More]
on April 29, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education  Workforce 
The Week Ahead in Entrepreneurship Policy
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 -- Committee HearingHouse Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment"Pushing the Efficiency Envelope: R&D for High-Performance Buildings, Industries and Consumers"Time -- 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. Location -- 2318 Rayburn House Office Building[more info] Wednesday, April 29, 2009 --... [More]
on April 27, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education  Energy  Environment  Global  Technology Transfer 
Innovation in the States: Arizona
In 2006, a host of Arizona-based business groups helped create the Science Foundation Arizona (SFAZ), as a statewide effort to diversify Arizona's economy by promoting science and technology. What seemed like a good idea in 2006 has become a harder sell in the face of... [More]
on March 09, 2009
Category:  Education  Technology Transfer  Workforce 
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