In his speech last night to Congress, President Barack Obama promised that his education policies would help more people attend college, ensuring that "by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world."
In his "State of the Union"-like address just now, President Barack Obama touted the stimulus package's multibillion-dollar boost to renewable energy research, deployment, and infrastructure, as well as basic research funding:
The National Science Foundation would get a 6.7% increase, to $6.49 billion. Although that's half of its overall requested boost for this year, it comes on top of a $3 billion bolus of stimulus money that NSF hopes to spend as quickly as possible.
After last week's stellar stimulus bill for U.S. federally funded research, science fans have a mixed result coming from Capitol Hill this afternoon. The House of Representatives released the draft 2009 fiscal year budget.
Mild-mannered Anna Palmisano, head of DOE's biological and environmental research arm, said at an advisory board meeting yesterday that "the past 3 weeks have been as wild as any as I have experienced in government." For one, her managers are fu
Researchers funded by Genome Canada, Canada’s preeminent funding body for large-scale genomics and proteomics research, are reacting with shock to news that the Canadian government is withdrawing funding from the 9-year-old organization.