I remember "caught offguard". I was in 11th grade when Sputnik went up. Among other hard messages was one from the US President."Where are we going to get our scientists and engineers for the 60s and 70s?" he asked.  This appeal worked on me, and I became a good scientist and worked on important scientific problems.  And now what? It is way past time for another scientific push on energy like that of the late 60's, when NSF, NIH, NASA.were important granting agencies that got the scientific ball rolling.for the space age.  Energy solutions are probably more important.

David A. Carlson PhD 1970.

On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM, Cornejo,Camilo <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Asia Challenges the U.S. for Green-Tech Supremacy
America was caught off guard in the 1950s when the Soviet Union suddenly launched its first Sputnik satellite. It looks like history may repeat itself, but this time the arena is more down to earth. In August, the leaders of Japan, China and Korea will hold a trilateral summit to discuss how they can pool their resources and expertise to develop and commercialize emerging green technologies.

Dave Carlson
731 NW 91st St.
Gainesville, FL 32607 USA