the specific steps needed to achieve its recommended education goals, the committee encourages the engagement of glycoscience experts in these processes.
Glycoscience is a vibrant field filled with challenging problems. Research can make significant contributions toward understanding and improving human health, creating next-generation fuels and materials, and contributing to economic innovation and development. Now is the time for glycoscience to be embraced broadly by the research community. Drawing in members from the full spectrum of chemistry, biology, materials science, engineering, medicine, and other disciplines will be needed to address the technical challenges described here. Although these challenges are substantial and complex, the results of achieving these goals have the potential to impact science in exciting ways.