2011-12 Recap: Jane Hawkins testifies before House Appropriations Subcommittee

Prof. Jane Hawkins, as Treasurer of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on March 22, 2012 at a hearing regarding the fiscal year 2013 appropriations for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The NSF is the only federal agency that supports research and education across all fields of science, engineering and mathematics. Hawkins’ testimony included a small sample of the many ways in which NSF support positively impacts our research work in the Department of Mathematics and, through those research activities, the training of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates. But using just a few such examples, she demonstrates that trainees from one university are later involved in undergraduate and graduate education at other universities, in activities in federal agencies, and in entrepreneurial activities in the private sector.

Information about previous AMS testimony and a link to the full text of Hawkins’ testimony are available from the AMS.