WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A U.S. Representative made a stop on Purdue's campus Tuesday to learn about research the University is doing.
Congressman Larry Bucshon visited the campus and says the information he learned is going to help maintain research funding across the nation.
Bucshon of Indiana's eighth District visited Purdue. Bucshon spent the day meeting with officials at Purdue's Discovery and Research parks along with touring the facilities at Bowman Laboratory.
"Gathering information about what they do here at Purdue and use that information as background in Congress," Bucshon said. "So, I can point out the importance of what the National Science Foundation is doing for our society."
Bucshon, a former heart surgeon, is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Research says he enjoyed hearing about the work done at the Discovery Park and says it offers a unique opportunity.
"It's led to all kinds of projects that are larger than maybe what could have been funded in an individual faculty members office for example," said Bucshon.
Bucshon says by visiting Purdue and other state universities, he is able to promote what research is doing at Purdue and across the state.
"I can promote what Purdue does in Washington D.C. and promote the importance of that to society and how the research that's being funded by the National Science Foundation is applicable to our society," said Bucshon.
Bucshon says even with the tight economic times the country is in he feels that the federal government's budget on research with the National Science Foundation will remain steady.
"I think the focus will be more on what type of projects are being funded and we want to make sure there's accountability and make sure that, if the federal government is investing in research, that it's a good investment," Bucshon said.
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