Wrighton joins other university leaders urging Washington to close ‘innovation deficit’

Research being conducted at WUSTL’s state-of-the-art Ultrafast Laser Facility will lead to the development of more efficient solar energy technologies. Urging leaders in Washington to help close the innovation gap, Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton and Timothy M. Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri System, wrote in a joint letter to Missouri’s congressional delegation that “Investments in research and education are not inconsistent with long-term deficit reduction … they are vital to it.” (Credit: Joe Angeles/wustl photos)