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September 28, 2017
Webinar
OnPAR: A New Funding Paradigm
GUIRR's next webinar will be on September 28, 2017 on "OnPAR: A New Funding Paradigm."
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September 26, 2017
Workshop
Register to attend: The Role of Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities
Register to attend the workshop, The Role of Advanced Technologies in Structural Engineering for More Resilient Communities, which will be held in Irvine, CA on September 26. This workshop will explore the role that advanced technologies and design innovation can play in structural engineering and construction to promote more resilient communities as they prepare for the next hazard event and how to quickly recover afterwards.

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September 14, 2017
PUBLICATION
Dual Use Research of Concern
CSTL has just released a new report, Dual Use Research of Concern in the Life Sciences: Current Issues and Controversies. The report examines policies and practices governing dual-use research in the life sciences – research that could potentially be misused to cause harm. Project Information.

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Deadline: November 30, 2017
Competition
WWI and the Scientific Enterprise
On the centennial of WWI, we are pleased to announce a competition for young scholars to write a research paper on how scientists and engineers in the U.S. were engaged in the war effort. Five $5,000 grants will be awarded to develop the best proposals into papers. The writer of the top paper will receive an additional $10,000. Learn more

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September 18-19
Symposium
Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) for the Next Ten Years and Beyond
The NAS Committee on International Security and Arms Control (CISAC) is convening a symposium to examine how CTR has evolved since that time and to consider new approaches for CTR programs and related WMD elimination efforts to increase their ability to enhance U.S. security. Learn more.

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August 8, 2017
New Project
Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research Liberia
A new program is seeking to build Liberia's clinical research capacity and support the training of Liberian physicians -- particularly those charged with addressing the health care needs of Ebola survivors. For more information, visit PEER Liberia.

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July 25, 2017
News
Why Eyewitnesses Fail - Report Featured in PNAS
In the July 25, 2017 edition of PNAS, Thomas D. Albright, co-chair of the committee that authored our 2014 report Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification, discusses the scientific issues that emerged from the study and how the issues led to recommendations for additional research, best practices for law enforcement, and use of eyewitness evidence by the courts.

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July 24, 2017
Leadership
New Senior Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability Program
We are pleased to welcome the new Senior Director of the Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program, Vaughan Turekian. He's transitioning from serving as the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, where he's been since September 2015. Read Dr. Turekian's full biography.

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July 27-30, 2017
Event
Judges conference on forensic science
The Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia Circuit dedicated its July 27-30 meeting to "The History and Future of Forensic Science." The meeting highlighted ground-breaking reports on Forensic Science and Eyewitness Identification, and the Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence

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June 16, 2017
NEWS
Effective Mentoring in STEMM: Practice, Research, and Future Directions
A new Proceedings in Brief summarizes the discussions at a February 2017 workshop to identify successful practices and programs for mentoring students in career pathways in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

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June, 2017
New Report
An Assessment of ARPA-E
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is making progress toward achieving its statutory mission and goals, says a new congressionally mandated Academies report released by the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy.

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June 20, 2017
Event
Workshop on Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia
The Workshop on Impacts of Sexual Harassment in Academia took place on June 20. Distinguished scholars, educators, professional society leaders, and policy experts discussed the prevalence, nature, and impacts of sexual harassment, and the policies, strategies, and practices for addressing sexual harassment in academia.

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June 1, 2017
News
Senator Jeff Bingaman discusses the Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce report
Watch the Building America's Skilled Technical Workforce report's committee chair, Senator Bingaman, discuss the report's findings and recommendations. The report was released by the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy (STEP).

GUIRR webinars
June 15, 2017
Webinar
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
Event
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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Ongoing
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
Event
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
Event
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
EVENT
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
Workshop
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
Report
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
Fellowship
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
Event
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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