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June 19, 2018
Moving Forward: Pathways to Building Community Resilience

June 26, 2018
Report Discussion
Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

June 28, 2018
Breakout Labs' Support for Deep Technology
GUIRR Webinar

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June 26, 2018
Discussion and Responses to the Sexual Harassment of Women Report
How can academic institutions improve in the #MeToo era? Join us on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, for discussion with leaders in higher education and those in entertainment, technology, medicine, and politics, about what actions can be taken to prevent sexual harassment. Learn more...

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June 28, 2018
Breakout Labs' Support for Deep Technology
On Thursday, June 28, the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) will host "Breakout Labs' Support for Deep Technology," a webinar to discuss Breakout Labs, a revolving fund and program within the Thiel Foundation that uses philanthropy to support early-stage, deep technology companies across the United States. Learn more...

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Application deadline: July 1, 2018
Arab-American Frontiers program is accepting applications for its 2018 symposium
The Arab-American Frontiers program is accepting applications for its 2018 symposium, held Nov. 4-6 in Kuwait. This event will feature five plenary sessions on Big Data, Water Systems, the Microbiome, Air Quality, and Next Generation Buildings and Infrastructure. Young researchers based at US and Arab institutions are invited to submit an application to attend. The application deadline is July 1, 2018.  Learn more...

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Introducing PGA's New Executive Director, Vaughan Turekian
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vaughan C. Turekian to be the Executive Director of the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA), effective May 12, 2018. Learn more...

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Nov. 27-29, 2018
Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing
The committee has been announced for the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing which will take place Nov. 27-29 in Hong Kong. Learn More

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May 29, 2018
Public Report Release: Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century
On Tuesday, May 29, join the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) for a public meeting for the release of the new report, Graduate STEM Education for the 21st Century, a consensus study revisiting a 20-year-old report on the state of graduate education in the United States. Register Today!

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June 19, 2018
Moving Forward: Pathways to Building Community  Resilience
Join the Resilient America Roundtable on Tuesday, June 19, as they bring together experts, practitioners, and other stakeholders from a variety of communities to learn and share information relevant to building resilience to floods and other disasters in the Cedar Rapids area. More info.

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May 7, 2018
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Public Report Release: Branches from the Same Tree
On May 7, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce (BHEW) held a public meeting for the release of the new report, The Integration of the Humanities and Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education, which analyzes the benefits of undergraduate and graduate experiences that effectively integrate STEM, Arts, and Humanities. Dr. David Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and Chair of the study, also sat down with us to discuss why institutions should shift toward a more integrated curriculum. View the full video here!

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March 26, 2018
International Pathways for Women in STEM: A Women's History Month Celebration
On Monday, March 26, 2018, the Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine, hosted a conversation exploring the intersection of international and women's issues in STEM fields. This meeting featured a keynote talk from Dr. Rita Colwell, a panel discussion and conversation with the audience. More info.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Advancing Economic Development and Workforce Readiness in Micropolitan Areas
Join Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton, and IU Provost Lauren Robel, along with experts, leaders, and officials to explore the challenges and opportunities for expanding innovation-led job growth and economic dynamism to smaller communities across Indiana. View Agenda | Register

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February 6, 2018
Improving Forensic Science
The February 26, 2018 edition of The Nation investigates flaws in forensic sciences. The investigation takes impetus from the 2009 CSTL report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward. Read More.

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February 13, 2018
Film Screening
CHR Represented at "Science in Exile" Film Screening and Panel Discussion
On February 13, 2018, Saint Mary's University in Halifax hosted a screening of the documentary, "Science in Exile," which highlights the struggles faced by displaced scientists attempting to relocate and continue their work. The screening was followed by a panel featuring Patricia Evers of the Committee on Human Rights. Learn more.

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March 14-16, 2018
Data Matters: Ethics, Data, and International Research Collaboration in a Changing World
GUIRR's International Research Collaborations Working Group hosted a workshop on the changing opportunities and risks of data management and use across disciplinary domains in international research agreements on March 14-16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Learn more...

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Deadline: March 8, 2018
Grant Opportunity
U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund Cycle 19 Deadline: March 8, 2018
Proposals for the U.S. - Egypt S&T Joint Fund will be accepted until March 8. Collaborative Research Grants provide up to $400,000 for a joint U.S. and Egyptian research team. Junior Scientist Grants provide up to $30,000 for training visits to the U.S. Learn more...

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February 16, 2018
New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
"New Voices in Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine," a new pilot initiative, seeks recommendations to expand its national network of young leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to leadership and serving the SEM community. Nominations accepted until Feb. 16, 2018. Learn more.

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January 30, 2018
Workshop on Deploying Sustainable Energy during Transition: Implications of Recovery, Renewal and Rebuilding
On January 30, 2018, the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability will host a public workshop to identify specialized social, economic and engineering challenges to and opportunities for deploying sustainable energy during times of transition. Learn more...

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Deadline Extended: February 28, 2018
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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January 8-9,2018
Workshop on Government Decision-Making to Allocate Scientific Resources
How do government decision makers decide how to allocate scarce scientific resources? During this January 8-9 workshop, participants will review findings and recommendations from related NSF-funded projects. The workshop will identify what data are needed to bridge the gap between science and decision making to enable research agencies to improve their own assessments and management practices. View Agenda | Register

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New Project
The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM
Strong mentors are critical in the development of undergraduate and graduate students in STEMM—especially for many members of historically underrepresented populations. The Science of Effective Mentoring in STEMM committee will systematically compile and analyze current research on the characteristics, competencies, and behaviors of effective mentors and mentees in STEMM and develop a practical resource guide for mentoring practitioners to create and support viable, sustainable mentoring support systems.

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November 15, 2017
U.S.-Pakistan Science and Technology Cooperation Program Announces 14 Research Grants
This program is designed to increase cooperation between Pakistani scientists and institutions and their American counterparts to support economic development in Pakistan and to build the capacity of Pakistani research and education institutions. View the press release and phase 7 awardees with joint projects in health, water, agriculture and energy...

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November 9, 2017
National Academies to Host IAP-R Secretariat
The U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are now serving as the host for the InterAcademy Partnership for Research (IAP-R) secretariat. Read More

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September 28, 2017
Press Release
USAID Announces $6 Million in New Global Research Collaboration
USAID announced $6 million for 28 new research projects that will address gaps in evidence and advance technical capacity in critical areas of development. The projects are funded through Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), a National Academies initiative designed to foster collaborative global research. Learn more

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November 15, 2017
A National Convocation on Revitalizing the University-Industry-Government Partnership in Support of Research in Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Explore the role of research universities in our nation’s economic, social, and cultural growth and advancement; partnerships between research universities and essential sectors across our nation; and the workforce of the 21st century that we will need to remain the most vital economy and society in the world. Learn more...

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November 10, 2017
A Workshop on Women of Color in STEM
Join us Friday, November 10, for a workshop on Women of Color in STEM. This workshop  will feature speakers in the STEM field from prestigious universities and organizations across the country, discussing progress to date, issues that still remain, current initiatives, and goals for the future. Learn more...

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October 26, 2017
Sustainable Urban Environments in the Coastal Plain: Linking Knowledge to Action
Join us on Thursday, October 26th as speakers share their experience in managing sustainability issues and describe their perspective in the current policy context in the U.S. Learn more about the event and register in advance!