Some highlights of substantial investments in the nation’s science and engineering enterprise proposed in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 include:
* Investing in Scientific Research (More than $15 Billion) Provides $3 billion for the National Science Foundation, for basic research in fundamental science and engineering – which spurs discovery and innovation.
* $1.6 billion for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which funds research in such areas as climate science, biofuels, high-energy physics, nuclear physics and fusion energy sciences – areas crucial to our energy future.
* $400 million for the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to support highrisk, high-payoff research into energy sources and energy efficiency in collaboration with industry.
* $1 billion for NASA, including $400 million to put more scientists to work doing climate change research.