DC Digest - February 19, 2010
In Today's Issue:
- ScienceWorksForUS Issues Report on Impact of ARRA Research Funding
SCIENCEWORKSFORUS ISSUES REPORT ON IMPACT OF ARRA RESEARCH FUNDING
On the one-year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), ScienceWorksForUS Wednesday released a report highlighting how ARRA-funded research is benefiting institutions, local communities, and the nation. A companion piece provides statements by university presidents, chancellors, and senior research officers from across the country on how Recovery Act funding is aiding their campuses and communities.
The report by ScienceWorksForUS—a joint project of AAU, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) , and The Science Coalition—spotlights nearly 100 examples of research on diseases, energy, climate, science education, and many other areas that not only offers promise of important discoveries but also is sustaining or creating jobs and bolstering the foundation for future economic growth. The report builds on the group’s website, which shows Recovery Act-supported research at colleges and universities in all 50 states. The website identifies more than 500 projects and links to over 160 university websites, including all AAU institutions.
The statements from university leaders describe research projects that have been made possible by ARRA funding; jobs that have been saved or created with the funding; the purchase or restoration of vital research equipment and other infrastructure; and the resulting impact on their communities.
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act One Year Later (ScienceWorksForUS Report)
Universities Highlight Benefits of Stimulus Research Funding (Accompanying Press Release)
University Leaders Comment on the Benefits of the Recovery Act (Statements from University Leaders)