Lane testifies before Senate committee

Neal Lane, Rice’s Malcolm Gillis University Professor, a senior fellow in science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and a professor of physics and astronomy, testified before the full Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s July 17 hearing, “The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D.”

Lane discussed a forthcoming report that he is co-chairing for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The report, “New Models for U.S. Science and Technology Policy,” will provide recommendations on research funding and will be released in mid-September.

The Commerce committee was chaired by Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., and was also led by its ranking member, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

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