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Just in case my story today on the likelihood of money from the $787 billion stimulus package flowing to San Diego researchers didn’t have enough numbers for you, here are some more, courtesy of Kevin Carroll, executive director of TechAmerica San Diego.
A read through this breakdown of where the stimulus money will go really gave me a sense of how amazingly huge and complex this thing is. Here are some items that caught my eye, and could be good targets for San Diego researchers:
- $2.4 billion for the Department of Energy Office of Science. There is $2 billion for basic research into the physical sciences including high-energy physics, nuclear physics, and fusion energy sciences and improvements to DOE laboratories and scientific facilities. Additionally, there is $400 million is for the Advanced Research Project Agency to support high-risk research into energy sources and energy efficiency.
- $1 billion for NASA, including $400 million to put more scientists to work doing climate change research and $150 million for research and development into aviation safety and “next generation” air traffic control.
- $2.5 billion for energy efficiency and renewable energy research, development, demonstration and deployment activities that attempt to foster energy independence.