Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Investment in Science Pays off for Everybody

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Investment in Science Pays off for Everybody

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The March for Science takes place today. And scientists, dispassionate seekers of the rules and properties that govern the physical, biologic, ecologic and cosmologic systems of our planet and the universe, are becoming uncharacteristically heated about whether to go against type to show up to march and show the value of their work. It's easy to see why scientists are energized. The recently proposed draft federal budget severely cuts research funding, providing fuel for a growing sense that the current administration undervalues science.

Scientific research isn't just good in general; it helped transform our city and region when much of the manufacturing economy stalled. Economic activity resulting from the research work at the University of Pittsburgh alone has an impact of about $3.7 billion annually to our region. …

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