He also said, "We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. And all this we will do."

What was your reaction to President Obama's address and, more specifically, to his pledged commitment to science and technology? Given that delivering on such pledges takes time, what action would the President need to take next to move that promise forward? Are you optimistic?

I'd like to hear from you.