ERIC Number: ED395546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
University Research. Touching the Lives of All Americans.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This report discusses the social and economic benefits of university research, arguing that if funding for research programs is reduced, short-term savings could impose long-term costs, depriving Americans of scientific breakthroughs, economic growth, and improvements in international competitiveness. It provides over 100 brief summaries of ongoing innovative research projects at selected state universities in research partnerships it described, including expanding knowledge to improve health; creating new tools for fighting disease; helping Americans move into the information age; exploring the building blocks of the universe; restoring, managing, and protecting the environment; assuring the quality and safety of food; building safer buildings, roads and bridges; creating better planes, trains and automobiles; and protecting the energy supply. (JPB)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Air Transportation, Architectural Research, Computer Mediated Communication, Energy Management, Engineering, Environmental Research, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Information Networks, Institutional Role, Land Grant Universities, Medical Research, Motor Vehicles, Rail Transportation, Research and Development, Research Projects, Scientific Research, State Universities
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Office of Public Affairs, One Dupont Circle, N.W., Ste. 710, Washington, DC 20036-1191.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.