On April 27-28, 2009, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University hosted a workshop titled "Science Collaboration Across Borders" to identify and examine key issues to ensure fruitful scientific collaboration among researchers in the United States and Asia. The event, sponsored by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, included presentations and discussions involving researchers, university administrators, government officials and policy scholars from universities, government agencies and companies in Beijing, Dallas, Durham, Hong Kong, Houston, Singapore, Taipei, Tainan, Wuhan and Washington, D.C. Discussions focused on ways to facilitate scientific and engineering research across borders. This report reviews the workshop findings and recommendations, such as the importance of international collaboration, U.S. visa and export issues, and funding of international and inter-regional collaborations.
Co-authored by Wade Adams, Director of The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University; Jack Agee, Executive Director of SPRING/CONTACT; Krishna Palem, Kenneth and Audrey Kennedy Professor of Computing and Director of the Institute for Sustainable Nanoelectronics at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; Qimiao Si, Harry C. and Olga Wiess Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Quantum Magnetism Lab, Rice University; and Evan Siemann, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University.