NSF's Bassam Shakhashiri finds new support in his once-lonely campaign for funds to train the next generation of researchers
As NSF assistant director for science and engineering education, Shakhashiri has watched his budget soar from $55 million in 1985 to a proposed $251 million for the 1991 fiscal year starting in October. He's just launched what could become an $80 million program to enable states to revamp their approach to science education. And cover stories in national magazines and an avalanche of reports give credence to his conviction about the direction in which funding for...
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