Scientists, Engineers Push Back on Travel Cuts

October 25, 2012

Research and engineering groups are decrying proposed legislation that would severely cut agency conference and travel spending.

In a Sept. 10 letter to lawmakers and Obama administration officials, four professional associations representing science, technology and engineering specialists said proposed bills to cut travel and conference spending will curtail the ability of agencies and scientists to meet and exchange research and ideas. The associations are: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; U.S. Public Policy Council of the Association for Computing Machinery; Computing Research Association; and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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