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Lauren Augustine

Happening Now on Fox News Highlights the Risk and Resilience Idea Lab exhibit at the Koshland Museum
On April 24, 2014, the Koshland Science Museum launched a new Idea Lab that focuses on community resilience and our ability (collectively) to come together to prepare for, absorb, recover from, and adapt to adverse events. Watch the video of how Happening Now recently highlighted the exhibit and spoke with Lauren Augustine, the director of the Resilient America Roundtable.

FreemanFreeman Hrabowski on Student Success with STEM in Chronicle of Higher Education Video
Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland – Baltimore County and chair of the committee that wrote the 2011 National Academies  report Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America's Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads, discusses how to give students the support they need to persist in their studies in STEM fields and in all disciplines.  Watch the video here
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Science Fellows Celebrate 10 Years
The Jefferson Science Fellowship program convened a gathering July 15 at the National Academy of Sciences building to celebrate the program's 10-year anniversary. Administered by the National Academies, the program supports university faculty on one-year assignments at the U.S. Department of State or USAID, where they serve as science and technology advisers on foreign policy issues, often traveling to U.S. embassies and missions overseas.

Sustainability and the US EPABlog Post Highlights PGA’s Work on Sustainability
Neil Hawkins, a member of PGA’s Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, wrote a post for the Mitchell Foundation’s website highlighting the National Research Council’s work around sustainability. Hawkins explains the Roundtable’s efforts to draw attention to the food-water-energy nexus -- which has been called the “stress nexus” of sustainable development – and discusses two reports that “promise to have dramatic impact on the United States contributions to global sustainable development”: Sustainability and the U.S. EPA and Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages. View the blog post here





GUIRR Webinar: NINDS CREATE Bio Program
Friday, November 14, 2014
1pm EST/ 10am PST

The NINDS Cooperative Research to Enable and Advance Translational Enterprises for Biotechnology Products and Biologics (CREATE Bio) program is dedicated to biotechnology product- and biologics-based therapies, which broadly include modalities such as peptides, proteins, oligonucleotides, gene therapies, and cell therapies. Dr. Wang will give an overview of the CREATE Bio program and general guidance for applications. View more information and the registration...