February 3, 2009

State Science and Technology Policy Advice

Since World War II, the federal government has played a primary role in supporting scientific research and development. Nearly every policy issue is influenced by scientific and technical information, and numerous federal agencies exist to collect, pursue, and develop these ideas. However, there is never enough money in the federal budget to support all necessary scientific programs, so increasingly, scientific and technological research and development has been supported by individual states. This trend has certainly helped to increase the amount of research and development taking place, particularly that which has policy implications, but it is happening in an uncoordinated manner. This book presents a narrative summary of a national convocation to discuss the roles of science and technology on policies at the state level and to begin discussions on how to improve communication and coordination of these efforts.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

State Science and Technology Policy Advice: Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges
National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Q 127 .U5 S73 2008