SCHOTT North America, Inc. Meet with Congress to Advance Science and Technology Investment
U.S. Manufacturer Will Highlight Positive Economic Impact of Public-Private Partnerships
April 6, 2011 (Arlington, VA) – SCHOTT North America, Inc. will today meet with members of Congress to advocate for federal investment in science and technology initiatives as part of the Science Engineering Technology Working Group (SETWG) Congressional Visit Day. SCHOTT will join the Hill visit at the invitation of SPIE, an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to science and member of SETWG.
During the meetings, SCHOTT and other SETWG representatives will highlight success stories and benefits of public-private partnerships supporting scientific development in the United States.
SCHOTT’s nine U.S. factories produce high-quality technical glass specialty materials, components and systems used in thousands of applications for a wide-range of industries including defense, biotechnology, solar energy and electronics.
“As a U.S. manufacturer with a strong research and development presence, SCHOTT is uniquely dedicated to advancing engineering and technology across the country,” said Jim Stein, Vice President of Government Relations at SCHOTT. “Partnerships between the government, universities and companies like SCHOTT are instrumental to innovation and economic growth in our nation.”
SETWG is an information network comprising professional, scientific, and engineering societies, higher education associations, institutions of higher learning, trade associations, and individual companies. Its membership consists of 29 science, engineering and technology organizations.