Science and Technology
- The developing world is catching up, and in some cases passing us by, in cutting edge science and technology education and job creation.
- Fewer and fewer of our young people are choosing to enter science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields. This is especially true of girls and lower income segments of our population.
- Growth has stalled in this vital area of our economy because incentives for investment are inadequate.
- We need to stop wringing our hands and start reinvigorating our schools and reinvesting in our economic futures. Roadblocks to investment in research and development must be removed. The revitalization of science and technology is essential for our economic recovery.
Science in schools must be a hands-on, creative experience that is fun for kids. We need more support girls and disadvantaged populations in our secondary schools where students begin serious exploration of future career paths.
- Growth in science and technology fuels job creation and is responsible for the development of completely new industries. Every dollar invested in science and technology, whether by the private sector or the public sector, pays huge dividends.