FAIRBORN — Science, technology and mathematics education, along with internship opportunities for college students at military installations, should remain government funding priorities to keep the pipeline of fresh research talent filled, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown was told Thursday, Feb. 19.

Brown, D-Ohio, visited Wright State University to meet with academic and business leaders for a roundtable discussion of aerospace issues and prospects. Regional leaders have done an effective job of using Wright-Patterson Air Force Base's research and acquisition operations as an economic springboard, Brown said. Other parts of Ohio should strive to do the same, including the Columbus area and the Battelle research organization and Cleveland and NASA's Glenn Research Center near that city, Brown said.

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