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Business, scientific, higher education groups laud President Obama's commitment to science
Date:4/8/2009

unced last month signals a strong continuing investment in NSF and in DOE basic science. We anticipate that you will also propose in your complete budget to continue to strengthen the nation's investment in NIST as well as basic research at the Department of Defense.

Mr. President, we recognize the challenges our nation faces are more serious than those faced by any new President in recent history. We are confident that investments in science will result in new discoveries and innovations that can address many of these challenges. And we stand ready to work with you and the Congress to keep our nation on this path.

Sincerely,

Craig Barrett
Chairman, Intel

Lee Todd, Jr.
President, University of Kentucky and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Chair

Richard K. Templeton
President, Chairman and CEO
Texas Instruments

Alan I. Leshner
CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Shirley Tilghman
President, Princeton University and Association of American Universities (AAU) Chair

Jeffrey Wadsworth
President and CEO, Battelle

Norman R. Augustine
Retired Chairman and CEO
Lockheed Martin Corporation

Samuel Aronson
President, Brookhaven Science Associates and
Chair, National Laboratory Directors Council


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Contact: Tawanda W. Johnson
tjohnson@aps.org
202-662-8702
American Physical Society
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