Your Tax Dollars at Work

Peters, Rita C.
April 2011
R&D Magazine;Apr2011, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses the findings of a survey on the value of U.S. government-sponsored research laboratories as perceived by both public and private researchers. The major challenge faced by these labs is financial restrictions while the greatest area of weakness in U.S. research is the automotive industry. It argues that the U.S. government should initiate funding for advanced materials research for reasons of national security, maintaining competitiveness, and competing with state-sponsored research in other nations.


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