Technology -- the engine of economic growth -- creates jobs, builds new industries, and improves our standard of living. Science fuels technology's engine. It is essential to our children's future that we continue to invest in fundamental research. Equally important, science and mathematics education must provide our children with the knowledge and skills they need to prepare for the high-technology jobs of the future, to become leaders in scientific research, and to exercise the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century.
To reach the goals for the fundamental science and education outlined in this report, we must strengthen partnerships with industry, with state and local governments, and with schools, colleges, and universities across the country. This Administration is committed to making today's investment in science a top priority for the building the America of tomorrow.