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In Rising Above the Gathering Storm <ref name ="Rising">Rising Above The Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century:An Agenda for American Science and Technology; National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering,Institute of Medicine, hardback (2007). An executive summary can be found here: http://academics.eckerd.edu/instructor/weppnesp/SCR/Rising_Above.pdf</ref>, a report on a study by the National Academy of Sciences, the main finding is a serious concern that “the scientific and technological building blocks critical to our economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength.” For the United States to remain strong in a global economy, it must retain a competitive advantage with regard to innovation in science and technology. This will require a workforce of sufficient size in scientific and technical fields, one that is well-educated and one that is also very creative.
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