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AAAS Report Cautions Georgia's Economy Threatened By Proposed Cuts In R&D Programs

American Association for the Advancement of Science

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 15, 1996 -- R&D industries and research universities in Georgia could be severely impacted by Congressional and White House budget proposals slated to cut defense programs by as much as one-third by 2002, cautions a new report to be released by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The report will be released at a May 20th meeting in Atlanta where leaders from government, industry, and universities will analyze the future of science and technology programs in Georgia. It is the first in a series of regional meetings sponsored by the AAAS Center for Science, Technology, and Congress to inform scientific and engineering communities about local impacts of trends in federal R&D spending. The Georgia Research Alliance is a cosponsor of the meeting.

  • EVENT: Forum on the Future of Science & Technology in Georgia
  • WHEN: Monday, May 20 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Hilton Hotel and Towers Courtland and Harris Streets, NE, Atlanta
  • WHO: Speakers will include:

    U. S. Representative Nathan Deal (R-GA) Carl Swearingen, President, BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. & Chairman, Governor's Science & Technology Advisory Council -- "The Outlook for Science & Technology in Georgia: The Perspective from the Governor's Science & Technology Advisory Council" Wayne Clough, President, Georgia Institute of Technology

    "Planning for the Future in Turbulent Times: The Academic Perspective" Albert H. Teich, Director, AAAS Science & Policy Programs -- "The Future of Science & Technology in Georgia: Trends and Indicators"

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