May 11, 2012
The Government Must Make a Serious Investment in Higher Education
The National Academy of Sciences reports that in order to stay economically competitive, we need to educate more people in these critical areas and tap the talents of communities, such as women and minority students, who are historically less likely to...
June 22, 2012
Video: Norman Augustine on the STEM Crisis
U.S. News & World Report
Augustine rang alarm bells in 2005 with the publication of Rising Above the Gathering Storm, a paper by the National Academy of Sciences that said if the...
June 29, 2012
Norman Augustine: Science Leader Recognized for Character Education
The Huffington PostThe first of those studies, published in 2005, was the landmark report "Rising above the Gathering Storm", produced by a joint committee of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. It warned about the United States' ability to prosper...
July 10, 2012
Education and Training Has Not Kept Pace
The New York Times
Even at the peak of economic prosperity, there were indications of a gap between the skills demanded by employers and the skills possessed by U.S. workers. The 2007 National Academy of Sciences report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," warned that unless the U.S. addressed the shortfall of workers with the math and science background increasingly required for high-tech jobs, it would lose its competitive advantage in science- and technology-based activities...
February 1, 2013
Departing Energy Secretary Offers Climate Warning
The Hill (blog)
The first of those studies, published in 2005, was the landmark report "Rising above the Gathering Storm", produced by a joint committee of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. It warned about the United States' ability to prosper...
February 13, 2013
Obama Keeps Faith in Science and Warns of Cyber Threats
New Scientist (blog)
While the precise numbers from that analysis have been questioned, the importance of continued innovation to the future economic competitiveness of the US has been stressed in multiple reports, notably from the US National Academies. On Monday, The ...
February 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson, Laureate in Physics, Dies at 75
New York Times
He was one of the authors of a National Academy of Sciences report in 2005 that urgently called for better science education and other measures to keep the United States competitive in a global economy. Robert Coleman Richardson was born on June 26...
February 27, 2013
America's Research Adviser: Science's Go-to Guy
With the ear of politicians and the respect of researchers, Norman Augustine is the most influential non-scientist in US science....
March 18, 2013
Research HHMI Gives $22 Million to National Teaching Training Network
Formed in 2007 as a follow-up to a National Academies report that recommended a national effort to draw more science and math majors into teaching, NMSI has focused on scaling up a teacher preparation program developed at the University of Texas...
April 3, 2013
Sequester Will Force Universities to Scale Back Scientific Research
Duncan says sequestration “is terrible for U.S. competitiveness,” pointing to a 2010 National Academies of Sciences study that showed the U.S. has begun to lag behind other countries in math and the sciences. “In spite of the efforts of both those in...
Other links: reprint in Huffington Post or Atlanta Journal Constitution
April 3, 2013
Editorial: The Innovation Institution
The Brown Daily Herald
The Washington Post reported on a study prepared for the National Academy of Sciences that, between 1970 and 1975, federal funding for research and development “fell as a percentage of gross domestic product by 54 percent” in physical sciences. This is ...
May 1, 2013
Science and Economy: Don't Judge Research on Economics Alone
A 2007 report from the US National Academies indicated that advances in science and technology would benefit the US economy and underpin its competitiveness in the global job market...
May 6, 2013
Republicans Should Love 'Common Core'
The Wall Street Journal
This is one of the reasons the 2010 report “Rising Above the Gathering Storm” by the National Academies warned that America's ability to compete effectively with other nations is fading. The crisis is caused by the way math is currently taught in schools...
May 7, 2013
Will Business Step In to End a Sequester-Driven Research Funding Gap?
Scientific American (blog)
For example, the influential 2005 National Academies report “Rising above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future,” paved the way for the America Competes Act in 2007 (reauthorized in 2010), which...
May 23, 2013
Cyber Security Expert Answers Readers' Questions
I recommend finding online the two (free) reports "Rising above the Gathering Storm" and "Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Revisited" by the National Academies Press. These didn't get much public attention when they were published, but what they have...
June 18, 2013
June 20, 2013
Save the Humanities--From Themselves
The authors aim for their report to echo the impact that the National Academies' 2005 report on science and math education, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” had on those fields. It's an uphill fight in a nation that's always been friendlier to ...
June 21, 2013
As the landmark 2007 National Academy of Sciences Report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm described, for example, perhaps 50 percent of the current GDP in industrialized countries is a product of fundamental research performed a generation ago…
August 1, 2013
High Marks For Standardized TestsWashington Post (opinion)
Norman R. Augustine is chairman of the National Academies' congressionally mandated review of U.S. competitiveness. He is a former chairman and chief executive of Lockheed Martin Corp. The chief problem with U.S. schools apparently isn't high dropout ...
August 29, 2013
Scientists, educators and corporate leaders support the National Academy of Sciences’ finding that it will take dramatically expanded government financing for the United States to bounce back in the R&D race.
October 31, 2013
Energy & Environment
It was a response in large part to a National Academy of Sciences report, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," that called for a comprehensive and coordinated federal effort on science funding and education to re-establish U.S. leadership.
November 7, 2013