Navigating the Future of U.S. Science: A National Discussion on Global Competitiveness and Priorities

Shepherd to Participate as Panelist at NAS ‘State of the Science’ event

The National Academy of Sciences will hold its first State of the Science address on June 26 in Washington, D.C. Marcia McNutt, President of the Academy, will deliver the address and discuss how U.S. science and innovation are positioned to respond to global competition and shifting priorities for the nation’s economy, security, public health, and well-being.

Following the address, a panel discussion will be held with seven eminent leaders from academia, including J. Marshall Shepherd, associate dean for research, scholarship, and partnerships in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia. The event aims to bring together leaders in science, research, technology, innovation, policymaking, government, industry, and philanthropy to explore what actions may be needed to enhance the U.S. science and technology enterprise.

Some of the key issues to be discussed during the event include U.S. global competitiveness in science and technology, aligning research efforts with national priorities, improving STEMM education to prepare the next generation of leaders

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