America's Lag in Sciences

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photoAmerica is losing its dominance in innovation. The country's once-tight lock on the world's best science and technology talent is loosening as top foreign students have new opportunities in their own countries. And America's students are not filling the vacuum.

Three highly respected science and technology leaders warn that America has gotten smug as other countries race ahead and suggest what can be done beyond hand wringing.

Tune in to hear about the ominous consequences of America's increasing lag in the sciences.


David Baltimore, President of the California Institute of Techonology and winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1975

Robert Herbold, former Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft, Inc. and current member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology;
Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rennsselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is president of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences and former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

This program aired on December 3, 2004.


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