Science Center CEO to Testify Before U.S. Senate Committee

University City Science Center President & CEO Stephen S. Tang, Ph.D., MBA is testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation this afternoon (Wednesday, Nov. 6) at 2:30 p.m.

The Committee, which is chaired by Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV of West Virginia, will hold a hearing to begin the Committee’s work on the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, which funds government research and development initiatives that are critical to maintaining the country’s global advantage in these important areas. Steve is one of four panelists to help the Committee examine why the federal government must invest in research and development and STEM education, and how these investments drive innovation and the U.S. economy:

Scheduled Witnesses:

  • The Honorable Lamar Alexander, U.S. Senator, Tennessee
  • Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Vice Chairman, National Science Board; Vice President for Research, Regents’ Professor of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Saul Perlmutter, Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley; Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College
  • Dr. Stephen S. Tang, President & CEO, University City Science Center

Click here for more information about the hearing.

The hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website. Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.


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