RICHARDSON, Texas, March 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States, long the beneficiary of talented immigrants, must act quickly to keep these valuable workers from leaving to pursue expanding opportunities in their home countries, according to an article in the Spring 2009 Issues in Science and Technology.
In A Reverse Brain Drain, Vivek Wadhwa of Duke University and Harvard Law School, writes that immigrant scientists and engineers, particularly from China and India, have played an increasingly critical role in recent years in creating innovative, new U.S. companies -- and many new jobs.
The danger, Wadhwa says, is that the United States is taking this immigrant contribution for granted at a time when changes in the global economy are providing career alternatives for the most talented people.
In a related article, Ron Hira of the Rochester Institute of Technology explores the increasingly worrisome issue of the offshoring of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) jobs, which is reducing the prospects for U.S.-based STEM workers and dimming the appeal of STEM studies for young Americans.
In U.S. Workers in a Global Market, Hira argues that policymakers will need to learn more about these developments so that they can make the critical choices about how to nurture a sector that is a key to the nation's future economic health.
Also in the Spring 2009 Issues: Biomedical Enhancements: Entering a New Era. Maxwell Mehlman of Case Western Reserve University writes that products and services to boost performance, appearance, or capability are here to stay and that better, more sophisticated ones are on the way. Banning them would be misguided, but regulation will be needed.
In the article In Defense of Biofuels, Done Right, Keith Kline and colleagues at Oak Ri
Page: 1 2 3 Related biology technology :1
|SOURCE Issues in Science and Technology|
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved
. K-State Research Leading to Software to Help Nations Cattle Producers Identify Biosecurity Risks, Evaluate Impact of Cow-Calf Diseases Online2
. Nasal Vaccine for Smallpox Confers High Levels of Immunity Without Safety Risks3
. Federal government taps NC State experts to explain nanotech risks4
. M. D. Anderson Automates Laboratory Workflow with Stone Bond Technologies : EE-LIMS™ from Stone Bond Technologies Will Document Activities within the Laboratory Workflow at the siRNA Facility, Increasing Throughput, While Reducing Risks 5
. Wireless Devices May Be at Fault for Certain Health Risks6
. Worlds First Low Radiocarbon Food May Reduce Risks of Cancer and Birth Defects, and Possibly Even Slow the Aging Process7
. Increasing Economic and Business Risks Will Transform the Global Life Sciences Industry8
. PeriCor Therapeutics Announces Closing of Licensing Agreement for Acadesine with Schering-Plough Corporation9
. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Announces Exercise and Closing of IPO Over-Allotment Option10
. Exelixis Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock11
. Avicena Group Announces Closing of Private Offering