Representative Bart Gordon (D–TN), who is the chair of the House Science and Technology Committee, says he will retire next year. ScienceInsider chats with him abut what's on his plate until then. Gordon's priority will be re-authorizing the COMPETES Act and possibly improving it. "One of the things we've been doing is inventorying all the current STEM education programs, and we're finding tens of millions of additional dollars being spent on programs that nobody knew about," Gordon says, adding that "we want to be sure that those programs are well-coordinated."
Dec 17, 2009