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2 Pathways to Leadership Then and Now
Pages 6-11

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From page 6...
... After World War II, industrial progress and weak in its competitive spurred by government funding for research position regardless of its mechanical skill." and higher education, America's colleges Furthermore, basic research should not just be and universities expanded substantially, both prioritized alongside other national priorities, in size and in the number and diversity of said Córdova. As a driver of progress, it the students they enrolled.
From page 7...
... laboratory's strengths, Alexander proposed It is building new partnerships with industry a new Manhattan Project for Clean Energy and philanthropy that will enhance scientific centered on 10 grand challenges, many based research and pave the way for new discoveries on ideas proposed by the National Academy to become new products and services more of Engineering, including advanced nuclear quickly. It supports education from primary reactors, carbon capture, better batteries, school through early-career researchers and greener buildings, electric vehicles, and works to increase the representation of all cheaper solar energy.
From page 8...
... In addition to the $150 billion spent said that the United States is like a very good annually by the federal government on R&D football team playing in a league where all of each year, private industry spends more than the other teams have improved. "We should be $400 billion.
From page 9...
... We begin with K–12 education and progress all need to keep that escalator moving." the way through graduate school, not only To meet the demand for a STEM workforce, in institutions that are already strong but the United States must maintain its ability also in institutions throughout the country. to attract and retain top talent from abroad.
From page 10...
... A new competitiveness a dream of participating with all of you in the strategy must support ideas and inventions scientific enterprise." that could make a major difference for serious + global problems but are too risky or complex to attract venture capital funding, he said. MIT, Targeted Research for example, created an accelerator program called The Engine specifically to develop The second need Reif identified is for a what Reif called "tough tech startups." In more focused approach to discovering and 2 years, The Engine funded 19 companies developing novel ideas in critical technology developing technologies ranging from fusion fields.
From page 11...
... "We can't think short term; we -- Kelvin Droegemeier, have to think long term," he said. A new Director, White House competitiveness strategy "needs to Office of Science and transcend multiple congresses and multiple Technology Policy administrations.

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