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"Its a wonderful honor for Georgia Tech and very exciting for me professionally," said Dr. Clough. "We talk a great deal about the growing role that Georgia Tech has in shaping the technological future of our nation and the world. This committee affords me a unique opportunity to help represent our views in addressing the policies that set the national agenda. The issues weve been asked to address have never been more important at this time in our nations history. Im very appreciative of the faith that President Bush has placed in this committee and I look forward to doing all I can to contribute."
"Dr. Clough also noted the importance of having two Atlanta representatives on the Council. "Walter Massey is highly regarded in Washington and has been instrumental in shaping national policy for years. Our ability to focus on the issue of research and technology transfer--through examples like the Georgia Research Alliance, Yamacraw, and the Cancer Initiative--will help us underscore the importance of research funding for economic development. There may be," said Clough, "no greater economic stimulus than federal investment in research and knowledge, and Dr. Massey and I will be able to relate GEORGIAS successes to a national audience."
The President has asked the Council to address four specific issues:
The panel will be co-chaired by John H. Marbuger, III, the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and E. Floyd Kvamme, a partner in the high tech venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The full roster of the Council is as follows:
The Council met for the first timetoday in the White House Conference Center before meeting with President Bush at 3:00 p.m. For additional information, please check the White House Press Office at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/12/20011212-10.html and the Morehouse College Web site at http://www.morehouse.edu/mcwebsite215/newsandpublications.html."