June 24, 2016
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the introduction of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Gary Peters (D-MI). The senators also introduced an amendment, which contained specific funding levels.
June 23, 2016
Washington, DC – One year after issuing "Innovation: An American Imperative" – a call for Congress and the president to enact critical measures to maintain America's global leadership in science, technology, engineering, and innovation – a coalition of businesses, scientific organizations, and universities, now numbering more than 500, issued a progress report showing some important steps forward, but much work remaining to be done. APLU is one of the organizers of the initiative.
March 11, 2016
Washington, DC – Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Peter McPherson today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration’s new rule for the STEM Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.
October 8, 2015
Washington, DC — The National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced a $1.5 million grant for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Colorado Boulder, to study and cultivate a national network of STEM education centers at universities throughout the United States. The four-year grant will fund a wide range of outreach, analysis and advisory functions. APLU will help oversee coordination of the national network of STEM education centers.
June 23, 2015
APLU today joined scores of other organizations as well as leaders of American business, industry, higher education, science, and engineering in an urgent call to action for stronger federal policies and investment to drive domestic research and development. Ten CEOs and 252 organizations signed “Innovation: An American Imperative,” a document aimed at federal decision makers and legislators. It underscores the findings—and warnings—contained in The American Academy of Arts & Sciences report, Restoring the Foundation: The Vital Role of Research in Preserving the American Dream.