PGA In the Spotlight
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.
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|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
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Workshop: Measures of Community Resilience: From Lessons Learned to Lessons Applied
Friday, September 5, 2014
The Resilient America Roundtable will host a workshop that focuses on the kinds of indicators that exist for measuring resilience, and which indicators communities might use and why. The workshop will emphasize ways to transfer the concepts of resilience measures as presented in the 2012 NRC report “Disaster Resilience: A National Imperative” into practical actions that communities can implement at the local level.
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GUIRR Webinar: Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research (PFI:AIR)
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
1pm EST/ 10am PST
There are two solicitations associated with the PFI:AIR program: one aimed at single investigator faculty, the PFI:AIR--Technology Translation (PFI:AIR-TT) program, and one aimed at NSF sponsored research consortia such as Centers, the PFI:AIR-Research Alliance (PFI:AIR-RA) program. This webinar will offer information about both programs in terms of the goals of the solicitations, requirements for proposals, and some initial statistics and results from the programs. View more information and the registration...