PGA In the Spotlight
|Freeman 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 held 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.
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|Blog 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
|Green Growth in Portugal|
Jorge Moreira da Silva, Portugal's minister of environment, spatial planning, and energy, speaking at a National Research Council event on June 11, discussed his country's ambitious sustainability efforts. The event also hosted panelists from Portuguese industry and research institutes, and closing remarks were made by the U.S. EPA Deputy Administrator Robert Perciasepe and Portugal's Secretary of State for Energy, Artur Trindade. Read more.
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Climate Change, Food Security, and Global Health: The Role of Public Diplomacy
Friday, August 15, 2014
Climate change, food security and global health are interrelated topics in both their existing problems and available interventions. Climate change has been deemed as one of the most important factors in disrupting food availability and accessibility, disease spread, and environmental disasters. Jefferson Fellow Mo Salman, Ph.D., BVMS, MPVM, DACVPM, F.A.C.E. will lecture on these issues at the State Department as part of the Jefferson Fellows Distinguished Lecture Series. View more information
Webinar: NRC Report: Furthering America's Research Enterprise presented by: Richard Celeste, David Mowery, & Miron Straf
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
1pm EST/ 10am PST
Furthering America's Research Enterprise brings to bear a fresh approach informed by a more holistic understanding of the research enterprise as a complex, dynamic system. This understanding illuminates why America's research enterprise has historically been so successful. This webinar focuses on pieces of interest to policy makers, to others who fund research, to scholars, and to those who seek to better understand the many pathways through which their research benefits society. View more information and the registration...