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Has NIH Lost Its Halo?

Winter 2015


Forum


Immigration reform; What education can't do; DOD's role in energy innovation; Inspired design; Productive retirement; Casting light on fracking; Grand challenge for engineers


From the Hill


Future uncertain for COMPETES legislation


Perspective: Daring to Lead: Bringing Full Diversity to Academic Science and Engineering


Monica Gaughan, Barry Bozeman


Perspective: University Proof of Concept Centers: Empowering Faculty to Capitalize on Their Research


Christopher S. Hayter, Albert N. Link


Has NIH Lost Its Halo?


Robert Cook-Deegan

After decades of strong budget growth, the National Institutes of Health now faces an increasingly constrained funding environment and questions about the value of its research.


From WAWWA, 2006

Andrew Carnie



Closing the Energy-Demonstration Gap


Richard K. Lester, David M. Hart

A regional approach to demonstrating the commercial potential of major new energy technologies would open up new opportunities for accelerating innovation.


Nuclear Power for the Developing World


Ahmed Abdulla, M. Granger Morgan


Give Genetic Engineering Some Breathing Room


Henry I. Miller, Drew L. Kershen


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Naturally Modified: Ajay Malghan


Alana Quinn


The Battle for the Soul of Conservation Science


Keith Kloor


Book Review: Oh, the Humanities!


Deborah Poskanzer

Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
, by 
William Deresiewicz
, and
College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be
, by 
Andrew Delbanco
.


Book Review: Is China a Clean-Energy Model?


William Chandler

The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China
, by 
Kelly Sims Gallagher.


Book Review: An Academic House of Cards


Heather Douglas

Sustainable Knowledge: A Theory of Interdisciplinarity
, by 
Robert Frodeman.