Biologists Applaud President for Statement on Science

Jan 28, 2014, 22:23 ET from American Institute of Biological Sciences

AIBS is pleased with speech, eager for next steps

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) applauds the President for discussing the importance of scientific research in his State of the Union address. 

"I appreciate the President's call for renewed investment in our nation's research enterprise.  Scientific research spurs innovation and will grow our economy.  Scientific research and quality science education have contributed immeasurably to our nation's economic growth and quality of life," said Dr. Joseph Travis, AIBS president and professor of biological science at Florida State University.  

"The scientific community is up to the challenge.  A sustained commitment from the government for investing in science is essential," stated Travis.

The American Institute of Biological Sciences is a scientific organization with individual and institutional members dedicated to advancing the biological sciences for the benefit of society. 

SOURCE American Institute of Biological Sciences