The Science Coalition, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of more than 50 U.S. research universities that advocate for federal investment in scientific research has named U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, a “Champion of Science.”
Visclosky was one of 28 members of Congress to be chosen for the award.
“Americans have long recognized the vital role that scientific research and innovation play in fostering economic growth and job creation,” Congressman Visclosky said. “We must not forget that local investments in science and technology development like Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation have the potential to create not only new jobs, but new businesses and new industries that benefit all of us. We need to invest in our future to strengthen our manufacturing base and build upon it.”
The First Congressional District is also home to the Center on Logistics, Distribution, and Transportation at Ivy Tech, the Purdue Technology Center, and several key regional institutions of higher learning, including Purdue University North Central, Purdue University Calumet, Valparaiso University, and Indiana University Northwest.