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June 6, 2017
Jefferson Science Lecture with Dr. Oladele Ogunseitan
Lecture Series

June 13
, 2017
Multi-Sector Collaboration for Addressing Climate Change
Lecture Series

15, 2017
Addressing Global Challenges Through Partnership: The Mars, Inc. and UC Davis Relationship

GUIRR webinars
June 15, 2017
Addressing Global Challenges Through Partnership: The Mars, Inc. and UC Davis Relationship
On Thursday, June 15th, the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) will host a webinar with Harold Schmitz, Chief Science Officer at Mars, Inc., and Robert Powell, Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at UC Davis, for a discussion of the longstanding institutional partnership between Mars and UC Davis. Register here…

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May 18, 2017
New Report
Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce
On May 18, 2017, the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy will release a new report on Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce. The release will be accompanied by a morning panel in the NAS building moderated by the Hon. Jeff Bingaman and other committee members. View agenda and register.

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May 23, 2017
Securing Advanced Manufacturing in the United States: The Role of Manufacturing USA
On May 23, representatives from industry, academia, and government will participate in a symposium to examine external reviews of the Manufacturing USA Institutes, an initiative designed to accelerate commercialization, nurture manufacturing innovation, and foster a skilled manufacturing workforce. View agenda and register here.

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New Project
Closing the Equity Gap: Revitalizing STEM Education and Workforce Readiness Programs in the Nation’s Minority-Serving Institutions
A new Board on Higher Education and Workforce study will identify effective practices at Minority Serving Institutions to propel more minority students toward degree attainment in STEM fields and preparation for success in STEM careers. Read more.

Report Release: Fostering Integrity in Research
April 11, 2017
Report Release: Fostering Integrity in Research
On April 11, 2017, the National Academies released a new report on Fostering Integrity in Research. The report examines challenges to scientific integrity facing the research enterprise today, and recommends steps to meet the challenges and better protect integrity in research.  Learn more about this event or view media coverage.

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March 28, 2017
Strategies for Addressing Sexual Harassment in Academic Science, Engineering, and Medicine
On March 28th 2017, the Committee on the Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia convened a 1-day workshop in Washington D.C. to discuss policies, strategies, and practices for addressing sexual harassment in academia. See agenda…

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March 27, 2017
A Celebration of Stories of Women in STEMM
On March 27th, the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine hosted an afternoon symposium and reception dedicated to exploring and celebrating some of the vast diversity of stories of women in STEMM. The guest speakers shared personal tales of courage, perseverance, humility, mentorship, and above all, a deep love for STEMM. 

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February  28, 2017
Thriving in the Innovation Economy through Collaborations of Government, Universities, and Industry
GUIRR held a free workshop on February 28, 2017 on building regional collective intelligence to drive innovation and economic growth.
Learn more...

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January 30, 2017
New Study
Next Generation Researchers
A new study will identify ways to improve career opportunities for the Next Generation of Researchers in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences. The study reflects concerns voiced in the 21st Century Cures Act (see Science), bolstered by recent findings from researchers using U.S. Census date to examine workforce trends (see Nature).

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January 30, 2017
Identifying the Culprit
On January 6, the Justice Department issued procedures for how the FBI and other department law enforcement agencies should ask eyewitnesses to identify suspects using photo lineups and how federal prosecutors weigh that evidence to avoid erroneous convictions. These guidelines implement several of the recommendations in Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification (2014).

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January  27, 2017
IUPAC Young Observer Program
The U.S. National Committee for IUPAC is seeking outstanding U.S. scientists and engineers under the age of 45, with interests and expertise related to the working groups of IUPAC, to travel as Young Observers to Brazil. Learn more…

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December 21, 2016
The Assessment of SBIR and STTR Programs
On Dec. 21, a workshop discussed the findings and recommendations of the report on the SBIR and STTR programs at the Department of Energy, which is the final report of the Committee on Capitalizing on Science, Technology, and Innovation: An Assessment of the Small Business Research Program (Phase II). It provided an opportunity to mark the Committee’s extensive work in documenting the concept and performance of these programs, as well as a look ahead to the future of these programs.

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November 28, 2016
Pakistan-US Grant Accepting Proposals
The Pakistan - U.S. Science & Technology Cooperation Program was accepting jointly developed research proposals in a wide range of focal areas! Max funding: $500,000 (combined Pakistan - U.S.).

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November 17, 2016
Ensuring the Best Presidential Science, Technology, and Medicine Appointments in the New Administration
Policy and Global Affairs has updated the list of key leadership positions in the new Administration to which scientists and engineers bring unique strengths. The list is drawn from Science and Technology for America's Progress: Ensuring the Best Presidential Appointments in the New Administration (2008) and earlier reports by the Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy (COSEMPUP). Read the brochure (pdf).

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December 12, 2016
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Policy Implications for the Next Decade
On Dec. 12, experts and policymakers gathered to explore the implications of artificial intelligence and robotics in society, looking at economic impacts, ethical and legal considerations, and security implications. The workshop featured keynote addresses by Jason Furman, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and Arati Prabhaker, head of DARPA. View agenda and register.

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December 6, 2016
The Military as a Pathway to Skilled Technical Jobs
On Dec. 6, an afternoon symposium focused on “The Military as a Pathway to Skilled Technical Jobs” and explored how the Department of Defense could better integrate skills transition in military training and how such training could be better transferred to the civilian workforce. This symposium brought together representatives from government, the military, academia and the private sector. View agenda.

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December 5, 2016
Soils: The Foundation of Life
On World Soil Day (December 5) a workshop entitled, "Soils: The Foundation of Life," encouraged the incorporation of scientific soil concepts by decision makers, members of the public and private sectors, and the general public in decisions at very different scales, from national and state policy to the choices that people make every day.  Learn more and register...

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November 8, 2016
Academies Reading List for the new Congress and Administration in 2017
Want to see a quick snapshot of what we do, and how we help the government? Check out the Academies Reading List which lists our most relevant reports for the new Congress and Administration in 2017 as they contemplate the need to govern this nation after the elections. Click on the any of the titles to view the report and read online for free!

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November 3, 2016
Cedar Rapids Recovering from Late September Flood
Two Resilient America Roundtable pilot communities have had to cope with flooding in recent weeks. Charleston, S.C. is still assessing the damage from the storm surge and flooding that accompanied Hurricane Matthew. Meanwhile, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is well into its recovery from flooding along the Cedar River in late September. Read more...

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November 5-7, 2016
4th Arab-American Frontiers Symposium
On November 5-7, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the 4th Arab-American Frontiers Symposium bought together young researchers from the United States and MENA countries to explore areas of critical importance to both regions. Watch a video about this event...

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October 12, 2016
New Extreme Event game - Earthquake!
The award-winning Extreme Event game, developed by ResilientAmerica and the Koshland Science Museum, is back with an all-new scenario: Earthquake! This role-playing game gives players a taste of what it takes to prepare for and respond to an earthquake. All game materials are free. Check out the three games: Hurricane, Flood, and Earthquake. See for details.

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October 14, 2016
PEER Grant now accepting pre-proposals
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) is now accepting pre-proposals. PEER is a competitive grants program that funds scientists in developing countries working in cooperation with their U.S. government-supported colleagues. Those interested were encouraged to attend the November 9 webinar describing eligibility requirements and the application process. Learn more…

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October 28, 2016
Public Symposium on Semantic Interoperability at Scale
The Board of Research Data and Information (BRDI) organized a public symposium, Semantic Interoperability at Scale, on Friday, October 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. 

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July 31 - August 2, 2016
U.S. - Finland Workshop on Mathematics Education
Video recordings are available from the Workshop on Supporting Mathematics Teachers and Teaching in the United States and Finland, a bilateral meeting of U.S. and Finnish mathematics educators, attended by 30 mathematics professionals in-person and approximately 70 virtually.

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September 20, 2016
Recent Presentation from STS Director Jerry Miller
On September 20th, Science and Technology for Sustainability Director Jerry Miller moderated a plenary panel of experts on Comparative Environmental Management at the Global Marine Sustainability meeting in Scotland. Watch his remarks.