It is critical for us to become accountable to our funders by meeting the public need. The private and public sectors are simply running short on STEM-trained workers. What is worse is that this challenge to America’s competitiveness has grown over the past five years. Who better to build this workforce and change the nature of how science is perceived by our society than our own community?
- 1. NSB/NSF seeks input on proposed merit review criteria revision and principles. www.nsf.gov/nsb/publications/2011/06_mrtf.jsp
- 2. America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010. www.nsf.gov/statistics/about/BILLS-111hr5116enr.pdf
Joseph Provost (firstname.lastname@example.org) is at the Center for Biopharmaceutical Research and Production at North Dakota State University and serves on the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee.