Future of Science

November 18, 2005

562 SD

Washington, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has announced a Full Committee hearing on the Future of Science, at 10 a.m., on Friday, November 18, 2005, in Room 562 of the Dirksen Building. The hearing will investigate the changes the U.S. scientific research community has experienced over the past few years. Witnesses will also address concerns that the U.S. is slipping in research, technology innovation, and education, which have been identified as pillars of success for the 21st Century.

The scheduled witnesses include:


Majority Statement

  • Ted Stevens


Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Eric Cornell

    Senior Scientist
    National Institute of Standards and Technology, Technology Administration - U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dr. James Heath

    Elizabeth Gilloon Professor of Chemistry
    California Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Peter Agre

    Vice Chancellor for Science and Technology
    Duke University
  • Professor Samuel C.C. Ting

    Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of Physics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology