RPI head to testify before Congress about science

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TROY, N.Y. (AP) — The head of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is testifying before Congress about scientific research.

RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson is scheduled to speak Wednesday before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in Washington. She will discuss the role of scientific research and American competitiveness.

Jackson has previously warned that federal cuts in scientific research and development funding could undermine the nation's competitiveness and innovation.

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