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L E T T E R S 24 JANUARY 2003 VOL 299 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org512
 

Summary: L E T T E R S
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24 JANUARY 2003 VOL 299 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org512
proportionately, with U.S. students minori-
ties in many departments.
While continuing to welcome foreign
students and sustaining our enormously bene-
ficial position as graduate school to the world,
we must take new steps to encourage and
support the advanced graduate studies of U.S.
citizens in science and engineering. An ambi-
tious new program of graduate fellowships--
let us call them Benjamin Franklin fellow-
ships--would show students that our country
values science and technology and would spur
them toward creative public service. Graduate
students we attract during this decade will
help shape the world for half a century, so it
would be shortsighted to target a few special-
ties. It would be better by far to attract more of

  

Source: Allen, Andrew P. - National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology