Caltech Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold Testifies on Innovation to U.S. House Committee

Frances Arnold, Caltech’s Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry and director of the Donna and Benjamin M. Rosen Bioengineering Center, testified before a U.S. House of Representatives committee on April 15 about the need for the nation to invest more in science and technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

Arnold, recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, gave her testimony to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology as part of its “Reimagining Our Innovation Future” hearings.

She was joined by other witnesses who included Norman Augustine, the former United States Under Secretary of the Army and defense contractor executive; Ernest J. Moniz, president and chief executive officer of the Energy Futures Initiative; and Farnam Jahanian, president of Carnegie Mellon University. All testimony was given remotely via videoconferencing. Read more...