June 29, 2011
APS Hails President's Manufacturing Partnership Initiative
American Leadership in R&D Critical to Advanced Manufacturing
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Physical Society applauds President Obama’s new initiative to revitalize the nation’s economy by bringing together federal research agencies, universities and industries to support emerging technologies that will lead to high-quality manufacturing jobs.
During a recent trip to Pittsburgh, Pa., the President spoke at Carnegie Mellon University, where he outlined details of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, which stems from recommendations in a report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Titled “Ensuring Leadership in Manufacturing,” the report calls for the partnership to identify pressing challenges and transformative opportunities to improve technologies, processes and products across multiple platforms.
“APS is delighted that the White House has put a spotlight on advanced manufacturing. It is not only essential for the future economy of the United States, but for maintaining American leadership in research and development as noted in previous studies by Gregory Tassey, senior economist for the National Institute of Standards and Technology,” said Michael S. Lubell, APS director of public affairs.
The initiative will specifically entail the following:
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