Founded in 1869 in
The Committee is both aware and respectful of the critical role the American research enterprise plays in our Nation's competitiveness. Universities engage in fundamental research to grow our knowledge base, to advance understanding, and to encourage free-thinking in our next generations. Inherent to exploration of uncharted areas of inquiry is discovery. Discovery can and should lead to delivery; however, gaps in the path that connects discovery to delivery exist.
In my reading of its current draft, it is the filling of this gap that is, provincially defined, the subject of the proposed legislation.
Like many research universities,
An exemplar of such is the cross-discipline Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program which affords interested Purdue undergraduate students - whether a future civil engineer, or math teacher, or crop farmer - an opportunity to earn an academic credential in entrepreneurship complementary to their major. The campus-wide certificate program deepens students' understanding of areas pertinent to entrepreneurship that will improve their chances of success in creating new business ventures. The competitive advantage a U.S.-education in STEM wrapped in an understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation offers great potential to positively affect our nation's competitiveness.
Specifically, the Committee requested comment on innovative practices employed by
In 1973, the estate of
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