Representing the National Science Board, President Garimella was interviewed by "Federal Drive with Tom Temin" about the board's report, "State of U.S. Science and Engineering," and shared some of its key findings.
"While America continues to do very well," he said, "other nations are heavily investing in science and engineering -- education and R&D (research and development) -- and are growing following the U.S. model. The same progress and innovation that led to our prosperity and national security, and really has transformed the lives of Americans in the last decades, is now happening in other nations, especially in East and Southeast Asia." As a result, the U.S. share of global science and engineering has declined. Listen to the full interview.