What the CHIPS and Science Act Means for Technology & Education

Senator Todd Young, United States Senator for Indiana

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The CHIPS and Science Act was signed into law by President Biden in August 2022 with huge implications for technological research and advancement in the United States.

The bill will enable universities and companies to perform cutting-edge research and manufacturing around technologies like semiconductors, quantum computing, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence advanced energy, 6G and more. There was huge bipartisan support for this legislation, showing that no matter what side of the political spectrum you're on, we can all recognize the need for the U.S. to invest in technologies that will advance our economy and national security.

U.S. Senator Todd Young, who co-sponsored the bill, joins us on the podcast to break down the CHIPS and Science Act and the implications for the workforce, education and our economy.

3 Pillars of the CHIPS and Science Act

  1. Investments in technologies that will be instrumental in national security and future innovation
  2. Investments in tech hubs around the country that will help this innovation, bringing together research institutions, entrepreneurs, and tech companies
  3. Incentives to bring semiconductor manufacturing back to America

3 Big Takeaways from this episode:

  1. The CHIPS and Science Act will impact business of all sizes: Entrepreneurs and innovators will receive support around research in those emerging technology areas. Additionally, key semiconductor manufacturers (like Intel, for example) will be incentivized to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. As they do, there will be more work for all the businesses in their supply chain, as well as forward impact in the overall economy.
  2. Research and innovation are directly tied to national security efforts: The battlefield of the future will be controlled by artificial intelligence, impacted by the power of quantum computing and secured by advanced cybersecurity measures. The innovation brought about through the CHIPS and Science Act will directly benefit the efforts of our national defense.
  3. The CHIPS and Science Act will provide opportunities for breakthrough research in education: This legislation will have an impact on associate-level education all the way through post-doctoral level. There are particularly strong opportunities in PhD funding for those that want to pursue a degree around one of these emerging fields, and support for research projects that will mature and develop these technologies.


To learn more about the CHIPS and Science Act, visit: science.house.gov/chipsandscienceact

Visit Senator Young's website: www.young.senate.gov/

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