The hearing has been arranged to allow the research community to offer advice to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on implementation of its report, Renewing the Federal Government-University Research Partnership for the 21st Century.  The report is available at index.htm. The format will be short panel presentations followed by discussion from the floor. There will also be an opportunity to submit written comments.

Preliminary Program

9-9:15 Welcome from Drs. Clough and Bienenstock
9:15-10:30 Integrating research and education: the teaching role of research universities
What federal practices best strengthen this valuable relationship, at both undergraduate and graduate levels?
Panel: Dr. Debra Stewart, Dean of Graduate Studies, North Carolina State University; Dr. Arthur Bienenstock, OSTP; Dr. Judith Sunley*, Acting Associate Director for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation
Open discussion
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45-12:00 Recruiting a diverse science and engineering workforce.
What have we learned about encouraging women and minorities to take up research careers? What federal programs or policies are most important if we are to continue to make progress?
Panel: President Fred Humphries, Florida A&M University; Dean Sue V. Rosser, Ivan Allen College, Georgia Institute of Technology; Dr. Martha Krebs, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
Open discussion
12:00-1:30 Lunch. Dr. Lane addresses the current policy/budget environment for research.
1:30-2:45 The role of universities in economic development.
How can the federal government best work with universities and their state and local institutions to stimulate economic growth?
Panel: William Todd, Georgia Research Alliance; President Malcolm Portera, Missisippi State University*; Dr. Mary Good*; President Mark Wrighton, Chancellor, Washington University*
Open discussion
2:45 Closing remarks. Dr. Lane or Dr. Bienenstock.
* invited
Hosted by the Georgia Tech School of Public Policy

Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, please send the attached registration form, plus $20 to cover the cost of breaks and lunch, to Kathy Mims, Office of the Vice-Provost for Research, Carnegie Building, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0325.

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