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December 10, 2019
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Jefferson Science Fellowships Distinguished Lecture Series: Gad Perry
On December 10, Gad Perry, Texas Tech University Professor and 2017 Jefferson Science Fellow in the Department of State Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources, will describe ongoing work to identify specific ways that foreign assistance can be tailored to address projected trends and challenges of urbanization in an effective and efficient manner that protects long-term U.S. interests.  Register

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November 19-20, 2019
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Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: First Annual Public Summit
To learn about promising approaches or to share ideas about how to prevent and address sexual harassment, join us, on Nov. 19-20, for the First Annual Summit hosted by the National Academies’ Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. Read more

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November 20, 2019
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GID/PEER/PREVAIL Meeting
On November 20, a meeting will take place to discuss possible collaborations with groups conducting research/training in Liberia/Guinea/Sierra Leone. Participants will examine ways groups can contribute to building sustainable research capacity and in-country research/training resource needs. Register

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November 6, 2019
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Staying Power: A convening to examine what it takes for postdoctoral women to stay and thrive in science
On Nov. 6, in collaboration with L’Oréal USA, we will host a gathering focused on effective practices for supporting postdoctoral women in STEM. The event will dig deeper into how to support women who would otherwise leave STEM fields, better understand which interventions are worthy of replicating at scale, and consider next steps. Register

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November 4, 2019
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STEM Student Success: Investing in Minority Serving Institutions for Our Future Workforce
Please join, on November 4, a meeting hosted by the Board on Higher Education and Workforce to examine promising approaches to increase Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) student success and workforce preparation in STEM fields. Learn more.

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September 27, 2019
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Re-envisioning Promotion and Advancement for STEM Faculty: Aligning Incentives with Values
Please join the Board on Higher Education and Workforce in exploring how institutional policies and practices align with stated missions, identify promising current and experimental reward systems, and highlight models of assessing an academic career. Learn more

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August 29, 2019
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U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund Alumni Interviews: Larry Duncan
The U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund is a bilateral cooperation program aimed at helping Egypt and the U.S. expand relations between the two scientific and technological communities, utilize science and apply technology by providing opportunities to exchange ideas, information, skills, and techniques, and to collaborate on scientific and technological endeavors of mutual interest to promote economic development. Watch video

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July 29, 2019
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Jefferson Science Fellows Program Accepting Applications
Administered by the National Academies, the Jefferson Science Fellows program is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens on Aug. 1 and runs through Oct. 31. More information is available here.

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August 5, 2019
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International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing: Meeting 1
The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing has been convened by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM), the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and the Royal Society of the U.K., with the participation of science and medical academies around the world, to develop a framework for scientists, clinicians, and regulatory authorities to consider when assessing potential clinical applications of human germline genome editing. More info

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August 13, 2019
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Human Rights and Digital Technologies Symposium
The Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine gathered experts in the fields of human rights and technology to examine these challenges and to explore ways of leveraging digital innovation in a manner that helps protect internationally recognized human rights. Read more

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September 19, 2019
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Applications of AI in Government and Industry
Workshop participants will present case studies of AI applications in both government and industry and identify challenges and opportunities for organizations adopting AI. Read more and register

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September 19, 2019
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Reproducibility and Replicability in Science: Next Steps
Please join us for a national symposium on next steps to take in response to the recent report, Reproducibility and Replicability in Science. The all-day symposium will feature discussions on actions taken or contemplated in response to the report’s findings and recommendations. Read more and register

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September 5, 2019
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Public Symposium: Advancing Open Science Practices: Stakeholder Perspectives on Incentives and Disincentives
This symposium will inform the work of the Roundtable on Aligning Incentives for Open Science. Key external stakeholders - including researchers, librarians, learned societies, publishers, and infrastructure developers - will share their insights into the current state of the research ecosystem, as well as their visions for what open science can function at scale. Read more and register

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July 10, 2019
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U.S.-Egypt S&T Joint Fund Accepting Applications
Proposals for Cycle 20 of the U.S.-Egypt S&T Joint Fund will be accepted until September 5, 2019. Collaborative Research Grants provide up to $400,000 USD for a joint U.S. and Egyptian research team. Junior Scientist Grants provide up to $30,000 for training visits to Egypt. Learn more…

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June 17, 2019
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Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program Accepting Applications
Applications for the 2020 session of the Christine Mirzayan Fellowship Program are now open and will be open until September 6, 2019. All applications and supporting materials will be due at that time. Learn more about the program.

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June 7, 2019
New Proceedings of a Workshop
Revisiting the Manufacturing USA Institutes
This workshop monitored the progress of the Manufacturing USA institutes, which were established as part of the Manufacturing USA initiative to facilitate the movement of early-stage research into proven capabilities ready for adoption by U.S. manufacturers. Read more.

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June 24, 2019
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PGA Study Committee Members to Testify Before Congress
On Tuesday, June 25, Neal Kelley, registrar of voters for Orange County, California, and Josh Benaloh, senior cryptographer at Microsoft Research — two members of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law study committee that authored the 2018 National Academies report Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy — will testify at a House hearing on election security and voting technology vulnerabilities. The hearing begins at 2 p.m. EDT; view the live webcast here.

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May 21, 2019
New Proceedings of a Workshop
Reducing Impacts of Food Loss and Waste
On October 17, 2018, the STS Program convened a public workshop focused on addressing the impacts of reducing food loss and waste on farmers, food prices, food availability, and the environment. This Proceedings of a Workshop synthesizes the presentations and discussions held during the workshop. Get the publication

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May 24, 2019
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May 24 Event: Artificial Intelligence: An International Dialogue
Attend the Artificial Intelligence: An International Dialogue Symposium where an international group of government, industry, academic, and stakeholder interest groups discuss and identify key areas of national and international policy on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems where international collaboration would be most beneficial. Learn more and register.

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May 6, 2109
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Together We Can Do Better: A Gathering of Leaders in Academia to Prevent Sexual Harassment
Read the proceedings of an event that brought together leaders across many fields to discuss strategies to advance the discussion on implementing the recommendations of the report Sexual Harassment of Women: Climate, Culture, and Consequences in Academic Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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May 20, 2019
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Meeting on the Role of Inducement Prizes in the American Innovation Process
On May 29, an expert committee under the Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy (STEP) will hold a workshop about the role of inducement prizes in the American innovation process. Register now.

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May 6, 2019
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G-7 Science Academies Release Statements on Science and Trust, Artificial Intelligence, Citizen Science
Today the national science academies of the G-7 countries issued statements calling for strategies to maintain trust in science, manage the societal benefits and risks related to artificial intelligence, and maximize the benefits of citizen science in the Internet era. View the press release

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May 1, 2019
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Workshop Proceedings: Developing Norms for Provision of Biological Laboratories in Low-Resource Contexts 
The U.S. Department of State's Biosecurity Engagement Program requested that the National Academies organize this workshop to engage an international group of organizations that provide funding for construction, upgrades, and maintenance of biological laboratories in countries without the means to build such labs themselves. Get the publication.

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April 22, 2019
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Academy Members Selected as IAP Co-Chairs
At the triennial General Assembly of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), held in Songdo, South Korea, Cherry Murray, a member of NAS and NAE, and Peggy Hamburg, NAM member and foreign secretary, were elected to serve as co-chairs of the InterAcademy Partnership. Read more.
 
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