Archive for February, 2011
An article in our local newspaper reported that Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs spoke before Congress last week in support of the government’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. According to Irwin, the $1.5 million that Qualcomm received when it was still a small business was instrumental in the development of its Code Division Multiple Access [...]
In my last blog post, I discussed the fact that American young people scored significantly lower in the areas of math, science, and reading than their foreign counterparts on the 2009 PISA test. In my opinion, this shortfall in achievement will eventually lead to a shortage of qualified workers for high-technology companies in this country.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may remember that I am personally worried about the long-term competitiveness of the United States on the world stage. This is a topic I posted on in 2006, and from what I have seen, things have not gotten any better in the four years since. [...]
As you know, I have been interested in sources of alternative energy for some time, particularly the work that Craig Venter and his colleagues are doing with algae to produce large quantities of fuel. It is important for the long-term prosperity of our nation that we become energy independent. The best approach, I believe, will [...]