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Second Place America? Increasing Challenges to U.S. Scientific Leadership

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

On behalf of the Congressional Research and Development (R&D) Caucus, we would like to draw your attention to an upcoming briefing sponsored by the Task Force on American Innovation. The Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI) is a non-partisan alliance of leading American companies and business associations, research university associations, and scientific societies.

SECOND PLACE AMERICA? Increasing Challenges to U.S. Scientific Leadership
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 12PM – 1:30PM
Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building

The United States has a rich history of global leadership in science and technology. Much of this success is due to the unique partnership between the federal government, universities, and private industry. This innovation ecosystem has allowed for the generation of new knowledge and foundational ideas helping make the U.S. the world leader in many scientific and technological fields. It has also helped to attract the best and brightest students and scholars from around the world to come to the U.S. to study, work, and contribute to advancing U.S. scientific research and our economy. America’s global leadership in science, technology and innovation is now threatened, as China and other countries are rapidly increasing investments in research and growing their STEM workforce.

This briefing will provide highlights from a report released by the Task Force on American Innovation, Second Place America? Increasing Challenges to U.S. Scientific Leadership. This report benchmarks the U.S. against other nations in R&D investment, knowledge production, education, workforce, and high-tech sectors of the economy. These benchmarks illustrate that while the U.S. continues to lead the world, other countries are on track to catch up and soon surpass the United States.

Honorary Co-hosts:

Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK), House Science, Space, and Technology Committee

Panelists:

Eric Fanning, President & CEO, Aerospace Industries Association

John Neuffer, President & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association

Michael McQuade, Vice President for Research, Carnegie Mellon University

Nadya Bliss, Director, Global Security Initiative, Arizona State University.

Report overview by Toby Smith, Association of American Universities

Please RSVP by Friday, May 10

This is a widely attended event. Lunch will be served.