It is important to note that the problem is not just a lack of proficiency among American students; there is also a lack of interest in STEM fields among many students. Recent evidence suggests that many of the most proficient students, including minority students and women, have been gravitating away from science and engineering toward other professions. Even as the United States focuses on low-performing students, we must devote considerable attention and resources to all of our most high-achieving students
from across all groups....
The Elon University School of Law opened in downtown Greensboro, North
Carolina, in fall 2006 with a charter class of 100 students. The school builds on Elon
University’s national reputation for excellence in engaged learning and leadership
education. It provides experiential opportunities for law students in a learning laboratory
environment, with direct access to the region’s major courts, law firms and government
and nonprofit agencies. Elon law students acquire excellent knowledge of the law.
The Global Alliance for Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GANES) serves as the
international voice on the contribution of professional nursing education and scholarship to
improving global health and health care. GANES constitutes the only international body
providing strategic-level expertise in the education and professional development of nurses
worldwide. Its membership comprises national associations of nursing deans and schools of
nursing and is able to offer information, support, and advice to healthcare policy makers and
nurse educators across the world.
The Workgroup on the National Health Information Infrastructure (NHII) wishes to thank its
colleagues on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS) for their many
contributions to this report. The report—and indeed, the Workgroup itself—was initiated by the
former NCVHS Chair, Don Detmer, at a time when few people championed linkages between the
healthcare sector, public health, and the public.
The U.S. air transportation system is vital to the economic well-being and security of the United
States. To support continued U.S. leadership in aviation, Congress and NASA requested that the National
Research Council undertake a decadal survey of civil aeronautics research and technology (R&T) priorities
that would help NASA fulfill its responsibility to preserve U.S. leadership in aeronautics technology.
In 2006, the National Research Council published the Decadal Survey of Civil Aeronautics.