A Public Voice: Association of Public & Land Grant Universities
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The Washington Post
On September 21 The Washington Post ran a joint op-ed by Hunter Rawlings, interim president of Cornell University and former president of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and G. P. “Bud” Peterson, president of Georgia Tech, on research involving both universities that resulted in the receipt of the AAU’s Golden Goose award. The annual award recognizes researchers whose odd or obscure research provides benefits to society. The honeybee research led to more efficient ways to allocate Web-hosting computer servers.
On March 21 U.S. News & World Report ran a joint op-ed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker,and Georgia Tech President G. P. "Bud" Peterson on the importance of encouraging young people to consider and prepare for careers in manufacturing.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
Every Georgian has a stake in our state’s manufacturing sector. Not only is manufacturing one of the cornerstones of the U.S. economy, it also accounts for more than 90 percent of Georgia’s exports. Making things and getting them to the customer has a multiplier effect, directly and indirectly creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and impacting communities across the state.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Alexander Hamilton said that "Not only the wealth, but the independence and security of a country, appear to be materially connected with the prosperity of manufacturers."
That statement is perhaps even more relevant today than it was 200 years ago.