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ERIC Number: ED335212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Pages: 21
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Science: The End of the Frontier?
Lederman, Leon M.
Science, Suppl Jan 1991
Problems of international economic competition, environmental degradation, and quality of life demand the very best form the United States research community. New information assembled by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) documents a deeply troubled mood among university researchers, even those who have been successful in pursuing research careers in prestigious institutions. This troubled mood is so pervasive that it raises serious questions about the very future of science in the United States. The results of an informal survey by the AAAS on the state of academic scientific research in the United States are presented in this report. Asked about their personal experiences with research funding, the respondents portray an environment of slow, but steady erosion. Sections in this report include: (1) "The Survey"; (2) "Why is the Morale of American Scientists So Low?"; (3) "Impacts of the Funding Situation"; (4) "Why Keep Science Healthy?"; (5) "How Much Research Do We Need?"; (6) "An End to the Frontier?"; and (7) "Conclusions and Recommendations." (KR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
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