The US House of Representatives has called for $33.6bn of funding for science and technology research. The cash is part of the "America Competes Act" (seriously, who names these things?), which was waved through by a thumping 367-57 vote. The package outlines state grants worth $150m for various education schemes, as well as …
...time for a round of payrises in the US science sector methinks.
But what are universities doing to help the situation
I just heard where several universities have decided to tier tuition rates, with majors like engineering and science paying more than liberal arts, since the former majors will have better paying jobs. Now that's a great way to encourage technology related study.
Will it be a waste of money?
Considering that science is being abandoned in US school districts at an alarming rate, how much of this money will be wasted on trying to support the religious idea that the Earth is only 8,000 years old?
Universities? Colleges? Ha!
I hope this money goes to serious science, not academic crapola. The courses in education are ridiculous, and should be thrown out entirely. Do you know how hard it is to find someone who can simply type? I work with educated imbeciles. Supposed college education and years in the industry, and they can't type or use the computer. These people have real problems with copying and pasting, let alone writing something original.
Maybe they'll resurrect the U.S. supercollider project. One can dream.