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America's Best Ally:

Science & Technology.

In order to fuel a true American restoration, we must wholeheartedly embrace science and technology research, development and education. How? With a significant funding commitment, cabinet-level leadership and greater federal coordination, the U.S. S&T infrastructure will tackle the greatest challenges of our time: from food, water and energy security to lessening the threat of future pandemics to curbing climate disruption.

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Our nation’s future is in question. Science and technology must guide the way forward.

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We Must Act Now

These three actions will move us toward a new era of innovation, prosperity and safety:

  1. Investment
  2. At least double federal expenditure for R&D and STEM education relative to GDP over the next five years.

  3. Leadership
  4. Endow the OSTP Director, now a cabinet-level position, with the resources and budgetary authority needed to address society’s most pressing issues.

  5. Coordination
  6. Reinvent and reinvigorate cross-agency collaboration across the 20+ federal departments and agencies conducting R&D to harness the full power of our public science and technology enterprise.

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WE MUST ALL STAND UNITED BEHIND SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

Academia, industry and the S&T community have endorsed our Action Plan. But Washington needs to hear from every corner of the U.S. that the existential challenges we face today can only be overcome by prioritizing science and technology at the federal level.

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ABOUT THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACTION COMMITTEE

We're a group of 22 non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen U.S. science and technology.

The Committee is co-chaired by:

Keith Yamamoto

Keith Yamamoto

Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy, UCSF
Sudiph Parikh

Sudip Parikh

CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Mary Woolley

President and CEO, Research America
Bill Novelli

Bill Novelli

Professor, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
Former CEO, AARP
View the diverse list of expert Committee Members
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Updates

Keep up to date with our progress as we work to unleash American scientific and technical ingenuity against our burgeoning threats.

June 21, 2022

Media Advisory: STAC Welcomes the Appointment of Dr. Arati Prabhakar as Science Advisor to the President

The Science & Technology Action Committee (STAC) welcomes President Biden’s appointment of Dr. Arati Prabhaker as his Science Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The members of STAC stand ready to work with Dr. Prabhakar and the Biden Administration to ensure the U.S. leads the world in discovery, innovation and deployment of the technologies needed to secure the nation, grow our economy, and improve the quality of life of every American.

May 4, 2022

2022 STAC Campaign Overview

From March 1 - April 16 2022, the Science and Technology Action Committee (STAC) ran an educational campaign urging policymakers for greater federal funding for science and technology. See the campaign metrics and assets here.

April 27, 2022

Media Advisory: STAC to Participate in Joint Economic Committee Hearing

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. ET, a remote hearing entitled “Building on a Strong Foundation: Investments Today for a More Competitive Tomorrow” will be held before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee. Dr. Sudip Parikh, cochair of the Science & Technology Action Committee and CEO of American Association for the Advancement of Science, will serve as an expert witness during the hearing.

April 11, 2022

Rep. Frank Lucas & NSF Director Dr. Panchanathan on the need to pass the Bipartisan Innovation Act

From the recent STAC and CQ Roll Call event on March 31, watch Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Dr. Panchanathan, Director of NSF, discuss the importance of passing the Bipartisan Innovation Act to secure the future of U.S. competitiveness.

All Updates

The Science & Technology Action Committee is a group of 22 non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen U.S. science and technology. The Committee is co-chaired by: Keith Yamamoto, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy & Strategy UCSF, Sudip Parikh, CEO, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and Mary Woolley, President & CEO, Research!America.