Science-Based Innovation is Essential to Solving the World’s Problems

Science-Based Innovation is Essential to Solving the World’s Problems

There is a small but unified minority within the scientific community that wants to leverage science-based innovation to solve practical problems. The ideology of this group represents an optimistic vision, where science is a vehicle for economic development in the areas of greatest need. For members of this group, science is a means to an end, not an end in and of itself. Science means opportunity. Science means a better quality of life. Science is the collective fortitude of intellectual satisfaction being launched in a way that helps those cannot…

STEM Funding Could be Drastically Slashed in Pending Recession

STEM Funding Could be Drastically Slashed in Pending Recession

The global economy is showing signs of weakening as major powers temper their growth prospects for the near future. Every healthy economy experiences times of expansion and recession as the powers of supply and demand play out in the marketplace.  In the United States, a recession has occurred with a regular cadence since the Great Depression. About every 6 years to 10 years the American economy experiences a withdrawal that typically lasts last just over 300 days; the shortest being 6 months in the early 1980s. According to this pattern,…