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Science Center’s Stephen Tang chosen as advisor to US Commerce Secretary

He'll advise Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on "issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce."

Stephen Tang.

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University City Science Center CEO Stephen Tang is now an advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Tang was chosen as one of 27 members of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE), Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker announced today. NACIE is an independent board within the Commerce Department’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Tang will advise Pritzker on “issues related to accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurship, and developing a globally competitive workforce,” according to the release.

Tang previously served on the U.S. Commerce Department’s Innovation Advisory Board and testified before Congress before.

This summer, the Science Center was highlighted in a Brookings report on “innovation districts.”

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