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From left, Rep. Rush Holt, D-N.J., President Tilghman, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., organized a roundtable with more than 20 leaders from government, industry, and   academia to discuss America’s commitment to research in the physical sciences and energy Dec. 15 in Chancellor Green. In a press briefing afterward, Tilghman said it is important for the United States to “make a very serious investment in the kind of innovation and creativity that has always fueled this country and its economy.” Pelosi concurred and thanked the panel for a “master class” on pressing issues in the sciences. “We need your intellectual resources,” she told the panelists, “but also, we need you as advocates.”