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Humans and Machines
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PGA In the Spotlight

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
  
Green Growth in Portugal

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.

  
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

 
Green Growth in PortugalGreen 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.
  
 

 

 

 Events      

Webinar: NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics: A Novel Approach to Early-stage Drug Discovery Funding
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
1pm EST/ 10am PST

The NIH established the Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Network (BPN),  offering neuroscience researchers funding for drug discovery and development activities and the opportunity to collaborate with NIH-funded consultants and contract research organizations. This webinar will describe upcoming opportunities for academic researchers and small businesses to apply for BPN resources. 
 


Symposium on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

At the time of the U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit hosted by President Obama, the NAS, NAE, and IOM are convening a Symposium on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Development in Africa on August 5 at the National Academies’ Keck Center in Washington, D.C. The symposium will bring together policymakers, leaders from the private sector, academia, the NGO community, and other stakeholders involved in Africa. A live video webcast of the event will be available at www.national-academies.org.  View more information and the registration...

 


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