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Engineering Research and America's Future: Meeting the Challenges of a Global Economy

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Engineering Research and America's Future

Meeting the Challenges of a Global Economy (2005)
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Leadership in innovation is essential to U.S. prosperity and security. In a global, knowledge-driven economy, technological innovation—the transformation of new knowledge into products, processes, and services of value to society—is critical to competitiveness, long-term productivity growth, and an improved quality of life. Preeminence in technological innovation depends on a wide array of factors, one of which is leadership in engineering research, education, and practice. A threedecade- long decline in the share of federal investment in research and development devoted to engineering and a perceived erosion of basic, long-term engineering research capability in U.S. industry and federal laboratories have raised serious questions about the long-term health of engineering research in the United States. This book illustrates the critical role of engineering research in maintaining U.S. technological leadership; documents major challenges and opportunities facing the U.S. engineering research enterprise; and offers specific recommendations for leaders in federal and state government, industry, and universities to help strengthen U.S. engineering research in the face of intensifying global competition.

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National Academy of Engineering. 2005. Engineering Research and America's Future: Meeting the Challenges of a Global Economy. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11393.

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60 pages | 8.5 x 11
ISBNs:
  • Paperback: 978-0-309-09642-3
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-16497-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/11393
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Front Matter i-x
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1-8
ENGINEERING RESEARCH: THE ENGINE OF INNOVATION 9-34
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY 35-40
COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES 41-50
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