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Planning Meeting
Economic Decision Making in Aging Populations

August 27, 2014
Keck Center, Room 103
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

This one-day planning meeting will look at economic decision making in aging populations and will bring together experts to consider the state of the field as well as new research directions of relevance to the National Institute on Aging.

Contact:
Tina Latimer

Webinar
Furthering America's Research Enterprise

August 27, 2014
(1:00-2:00 pm)

Research Enterprise LThis report illuminates why America's research enterprise has historically been so successful; where attentions should be focused to increase societal benefits of research investments; and how those who make decisions on the allocation of funds for scientific research can best carry out their task.

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Of Interest

Webcast: On the Hill
The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D

Stephen Fienberg testified at a Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee's hearing on July 17. The Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University is an NAS member and was a member of the committee that wrote the report Furthering America's Research Enterprise.

View the webcast  |  Read Dr. Fienberg's Testimony

The Importance of STEM Education

At the 2014 White House Science Fair, held May 27, new steps to support science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education were announced as part of the president's Educate to Innovate campaign.

The Academies have produced dozens of expert reports on this topic, including a recent report that focused on integrating STEM disciplines in K-12 education and what would most likely lead to positive learning outcomes. Also important, STEM learning outside the classroom in informal and after-school settings is the subject of a June 3-4 workshop.



 
Recent Reports New

Can Earth's and Society's Systems Meet the Needs of 10 Billion People?

 

10 Billion LThis report summarizes a workshop convened in October 2013 that explored how to increase the world’s population to 10 billion in a sustainable way while simultaneously increasing their well-being and standard of living. The report examines key issues in the science of sustainability that are related to overall human population size, population growth, aging populations, migration toward cities, and differential consumption, land use change, and by different subpopulations, as viewed through the lenses of both social and natural science.

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Safe Science:
Promoting a Culture of Safety in Academic Chemical Research

SafeScienceLThis report examines the culture of safety in research institutions and makes recommendations for university leadership, laboratory researcher, and environmental health and safety professionals to support safety as a core value of their institutions. The report discusses ways to fulfill that commitment through prioritizing funding for safety equipment and training, as well as making safety an ongoing operational priority.

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Climate Change Education
Engaging Private Forest Owners on Issues Related to Climate Change

Climate ForestLThis report is the summary of a workshop, convened by the Climate Change Education Roundtable series, to explore approaches to the challenges that face state foresters, extension agents, private forestry consultants, and others involved with private family forestland owners on how to take climate change into consideration when making decisions about their forests. The workshop focused on how findings from the behavioral, social, and educational sciences can be used to help prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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Climate Change Education
Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary

Climate ChangeLClimate Change Education: Preparing Current and Future Business Leaders is the summary of a workshop hosted by the Climate Change Education Roundtable in March 2013 to explore issues associated with teaching climate change-related topics in business schools. This report discusses the role that business schools could play in preparing future corporate leaders for the challenges and opportunities that climate change poses.

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