April 21, 2017What Is Science Good For?The New Yorker
But, as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
stressed in its landmark 2007 report, “Rising Above the Gathering Storm,” written by a distinguished committee chaired by the former Lockheed Martin C.E.O. Norman Augustine, perhaps half of the current gross national product of the United States relies on the results of curiosity-driven fundamental research performed twenty-five to fifty years ago.
April 18, 2017A STEM skills day of reckoningTexas Tribune (Opinion)
In my time in the Senate, I worked on a bipartisan basis to improve and expand education opportunities for students, co-sponsoring the America COMPETES Act in 2007 to promote STEM in response to a National Academy of Sciences
report that America was losing its education advantage to foreign competition.
October 4, 2016Is The “T” In STEM Supposed To Be Silent?The Huffington Post (Blog)
Most notably, a 2005 report from the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
called Rise Above the Gathering Storm stated that U.S. student proficiency in STEM disciplines was trailing behind other countries, and if we were to succeed as a global leader, our future workforce would need to be better prepared in these areas.
October 4, 2016Science is key to U.S. standing, but presidential candidates largely ignore itThe Conversation
Years of neglect and unstable funding pushed a 2005 National Academies
commission led by retired Lockheed Martin CEO Norman Augustine to recommend increased investments in research and innovation and enhancement of STEM education from elementary to graduate levels. Their seminal report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, was a wake-up call for policymakers that spurred new ideas and new legislation. Five years later, despite some progress, a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine special report echoed many of Augustine’s findings and showed the United States lost even more ground. That trend continues unabated today.
May 27, 2016Q&A: Will Senate COMPETES bill narrow partisan gap in Congress over U.S. research policy?Science
An influential 2005 report by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine had argued for the importance of training 10,000 new science and math teachers at the elementary and secondary school level “to educate 10 million minds.”
April 6, 2016Students navigate skies to prepare for futureAdVantage News
The National Academy of Sciences has made a number of recommendations for how to prepare the United States to compete in the global economy of the 21st century and STEM challenges are the result of one of them.
November 6, 2015The humanities must work to promote their worth to the publicInside Higher Ed (Opinion)
In 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science (now called the Committee on Science, Space and Technology) asked the National Academies
to “conduct an assessment of America's ability to compete and prosper in the 21st century.
March 30, 2015Clover Corner: STEM FestSpencer Daily Reporter
In 2007 the National Academies (National Academy of Science, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine) stated that the United States' competitiveness in science and technology has decreased.
February 2015The Changing Political Climate for US SciencePhysics Today
Many members of Congress who were in office when the National Academies’ influential NRC report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm of 2007 (and its update), appreciate the resonance of our recent report with arguments made in the Gathering Storm report. But that number is not large.
September 18, 2014ANALYSIS: Can Scientists put a Face on Basic Research?Science
She was only 4 years old when Gordon joined three lawmakers from both parties in asking the U.S. National Academies to describe the 10 most important steps the federal government should take to strengthen U.S. science.
September 16, 2014New Report's Recipe for Economic Success: Nurturing University-Business TiesChronicle of Higher Education
That line can be traced back to a 2005 report by the National Academies, "Rising Above the Gathering Storm," that was seen by many as an especially influential document.
August 20, 2014Maths and Science are Increasingly Critical to Career Success: KempReuters UK (Opinion)
In 2007, the prestigious National Research Council, an umbrella group for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine, published an alarming report entitled "Rising above the gathering storm: energizing and employing America for a brighter economic future." reprints---South China Morning Post August 24, 2014
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June 30, 2014Data Check: US Producing More STEM Graduates Even without Proposed InitiativesScience
Six months later, a prestigious panel assembled by the National Academies warned Congress that retaining U.S. global competitiveness would require more and better STEM teachers.
April 20, 2014
Festival Helps Cultivate Student Interest in STEMMarshalltown Times Republican
After a sharp decline in students studying in STEM fields during the 1990s and early 2000s, a 2006 report by the United States National Academies recommended an increase in science, technology, engineering and math training for students at all levels of the K-12 system.
April 1, 2014
The Importance of Science and Technology ResearchNorth Dallas Gazette (Op-Ed)
In 2007, the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology passed bipartisan, landmark legislation based upon recommendations from the 2005 National Academies’ report entitled “Rising Above the Gathering Storm.”
Three such reports were published in 2005 alone, by the Council on Competitiveness, by a special committee appointed by the National Research Council, and by a group of 15 business and technology organizations...
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February 19, 2014
A Positive Spin: Can Bubbles Support Tech Education?
What they have realized, thanks to a 2007 report titled Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing American for a Brighter Economic Future by the National Academies, is that weakness in STEM can translate quickly into a slowing economy, ...
November 7, 2013
October 31, 2013
Republicans, Dems set to clash on role of federal R&D amid dwindling funding, certainty
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.
September 9, 2013
Science Careers (blog)
In recent years, reports from the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies, and the American Chemical Society have explored the causes and the harmful effects of the oversupply of young scientists. Sequestration appears to be reducing...
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.
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 ...
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…
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 18, 2013
May 23, 2013Cyber Security Expert Answers Readers' QuestionsCNN (blog)
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...
May 7, 2013Will 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 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 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...
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 ...
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...
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March 18, 2013Research HHMI Gives $22 Million to National Teaching Training NetworkScience Now
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...
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....
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 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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...