HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Pacific Northwest's High-Tech Industry Faces Uncertain Future Under Proposed Cuts To Federal R&D Programs

SEATTLE, Wash., February 13, 1997 -- High-tech advances in the Pacific Northwest could be hampered by proposed cuts in funding for federal R&D programs, according to a report released today by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The report, The Future of Science and Technology in the Pacific Northwest: Trends and Indicators, points out that although the region's strength in industry-funded R&D may shield the economy from the consequences of proposed cuts, the region's universities are likely to feel the impact.

According to the report, universities in Washington and Oregon have contributed significantly to the region's growing biotechnology and medical industry. "Cuts to academic research could have a direct influence on the intellectual support structures of these industries," said Al Teich, director of AAAS Science and Policy Programs. "The pool of trained specialists -- the workforce that has enabled the region's high-tech industry to become a world-class leader in the global marketplace -- may be severely impacted if these cuts are implemented."

During the past several years, congressional and White House proposals have called for reductions in civilian R&D spending of as much as 25 to 33 percent by the year 2002. The President's most recent (FY 1998) proposal calls for more moderate reductions, but the trend is still downward.

Universities in Washington and Oregon depend on the federal government for more than two-thirds of their research funding. The University of Washington relies on the federal government to finance more than 80 percent of its research. In FY 1994, it received $278 million for federal R&D, placing it second in the nation among universities receiving federal R&D funds.

According to the report, research and development are an integ
'"/>

Contact: Ellen Cooper
ecooper@aaas.org
202-326-6431
American Association for the Advancement of Science
24-Mar-1997


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Pacific Northwest team unveils largest virus proteome to date
2. New hydrothermal vents discovered as South Pacific Odyssey research begins
3. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gets $10 million from NIH to build virtual lung
4. Anti-plume found off Pacific Coast
5. Institute for Systems Biology, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announce collaboration
6. Pacific leatherback turtle could go extinct in 10 years
7. Pacific Northwest National Lab unveils most complete human blood-plasma proteome map to date
8. Fish, FRAMES and sticky chemicals net technology award for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
9. DuPont to locate Asia Pacific R&D center in Shanghai
10. LabNotes -- Research highlights from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11. Collapse of seals, sea lions & sea otters in North Pacific triggered by overfishing of great whales

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/28/2020)... ... May 28, 2020 , ... ... announced a new enzyme solution for adjunct liquefaction: AMYLEX® 6T. The innovative ... ability to expand into new segments with locally-sourced raw materials, improve productivity, ...
(Date:5/25/2020)... United Kingdom (PRWEB) , ... May 22, 2020 , ... ... (assay) for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. , ... to on-demand analysis of smaller sample numbers, to very large numbers of samples. ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 20, 2020 , ... Catalent, the ... biologics, cell and gene therapies, and consumer health products, today announced that Jean-François ... presenting at the ISCT 2020 Paris Virtual conference, which takes place on 28 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/28/2020)... SPRING, Md. (PRWEB) , ... May 28, 2020 , ... ... distinguished biometrics and security leaders as the 2020 winners of the Women in ... co-presented with sponsors IDEMIA , Biometric Update and the SIA ...
(Date:5/21/2020)... ... May 20, 2020 , ... Exo (pronounced “Echo”) ... the company’s executive vice president of product engineering and report directly to CEO ... imaging space, bringing more than 24 years of technology leadership experience from Google, ...
(Date:5/14/2020)... ... May 12, 2020 , ... DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) ... all personal care ingredients in Russia and Belarus. Beginning May 1, Interdisp JCS ... personal care. , The GENENCARE®OSMS product line contains a range of ...
(Date:5/5/2020)... ... May 04, 2020 , ... Red Nucleus, ... sciences industry, today announced that Informa Training Partners, a life sciences training company ... Red Nucleus Boston, effective immediately. , “The name change solidifies a stronger presence ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: