State leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., last week to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research and to emphasize the importance of these investments to the state of Tennessee.

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and other state leaders met with members of Tennessee’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., last week to urge support for sustained federal investments in science and engineering research and to emphasize the importance of these investments to the state of Tennessee. Zeppos, University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, whose combined organizations represent more than 44,000 employees and more than 62,000 students, shared with members of Congress the impact so far of across-the-board budget cuts, also known as sequestration.

Source: Vanderbilt University News