STS to host a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow in 2018!
The Science and Technology for Sustainability Program will host one Mirzayan fellow during the 2018 session, who will work closely with the STS staff and our Science and Technology for Sustainability Roundtable. The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation. Visit the Mirzayan fellowship website for more information and application details
Current ActivitiesRoundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
Established in 2002, the STS Roundtable provides a high-level forum for sharing views, information, and analysis related to harnessing science and technology for sustainability, and then catalyzing follow-on advisory Academy work. In 2015, the Roundtable held two workshop events in June
focusing on issues related to sustainability indicators and metrics. Since 2016, the Roundtable has been developing strategically focused activities addressing key challenges for the field of sustainability. In June
2017, the Roundtable hosted a public workshop on issues related to sustainable materials and manufacturing for renewable energy technology development. The next meeting will be held in early 2018. Network for Emerging Leaders in Sustainability (NELS)
Launched in 2008, NELS is an event series for early career professionals from federal and local agencies, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, NGOs, private sector and foundations, in the Washington DC area. The Network includes leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise, from natural resource management to energy policy to public health. Through NELS, these emerging leaders foster relationships that enable them to more effectively bring about a sustainable future.Building the Foundations of Sustainability across the National Academies
A monthly e-newsletter Sustainability across the National Academies provides updates highlighting activities related to sustainable development throughout the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Sponsor-Requested Studies and Workshops
Sponsored studies that enlist the nation’s foremost scientists, engineers, health professionals, and other experts to address the scientific and technical aspects of sustainable development. Most recent events include:
To learn more about sustainability activities, both in the STS program and throughout the other boards and committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, please view the list of publications, upcoming meetings and ongoing activities.
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