It Looks Like Science Will Be Well Stimulated

From Speaker Pelosi’s office:

Transform our Economy with Science and Technology:  To secure America’s role as a world leader in a competitive global economy, we are renewing America’s investments in basic research and development, in training students for an innovation economy, and in deploying new technologies into the marketplace.  This will help businesses in every community succeed in a global economy.

  • Investing in Scientific Research (More than $15 Billion)

    • Provides $3 billion for the National Science Foundation, for basic research in fundamental science and engineering – which spurs discovery and innovation.
    • Provides $1.6 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which funds research in such areas as climate science, biofuels, high-energy physics, nuclear physics and fusion energy sciences – areas crucial to our energy future.
    • Provides $400 million for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support high-risk, high-payoff research into energy sources and energy efficiency in collaboration with industry.
    • Provides $580 million for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, including the Technology Innovation Program and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
    • Provides $8.5 billion for NIH, including expanding good jobs in biomedical research to study diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and heart disease.  
    • Provides $1 billion for NASA, including $400 million to put more scientists to work doing climate change research.
    • Provides $1.5 billion for NIH to renovate university research facilities and help them compete for biomedical research grants.

    Not too shabby.

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2 Responses to It Looks Like Science Will Be Well Stimulated

  1. Coin says:

    Is it reasonable of me to look at that $10b number for the NIH– which I don’t know what’s normal relative to normal NIH budgets, but it looks really large to me– and think, wow, this sure would be the perfect time to legalize federal stem cell research, with this (presumably one-time) influx of extra money to help kick-start it?

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