What Will the Stimulus Bill Do for the Engineering and Sciences?
The focus will be on biomedical research, energy R&D, and climate change. Key institutes receiving the funding include NIST, NASA, NIH, NSF, DOE, NOAA, among others.
While many initiatives were funded there were cuts to achieve compromise including
--$70M for research into technologies with high-growth potential
--$57M for renovation of science facilities
--$1.54B for high energy physics
Clearly the Stimulus Bill will be a great boost to science and engineering. Many companies are rearranging their business plans to pursue the funds. Remember the sales mantra: “Go where the money is.”