- Dr. Paul Anastas will step down as assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development in mid-February, after leading the program for two years. Anastas plans to return to Yale University, where he previously led its Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering.
- A recent survey by Research!America indicates increasing public support for health research. Most people surveyed (91 percent) feel that research is important to their state's economy. However, 77 percent of respondents fear that the United States is losing its competitive edge in science. Read the report at http://www.researchamerica.org/uploads/AmericaSpeaksV12.pdf.
- Five federal agencies have developed a pilot website to highlight science and technology careers in the federal government. The website (http://careers.science.gov/) offers resources for students and professionals considering a government science career.
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