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June 17, 2019
Policy Fellowship Application Launch  

June 18, 2019
Women in the Innovation Ecosystem: A Workshop on Women and Entrepreneurship
Irvine, CA


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July 10, 2019
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 24, 2019
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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June 17, 2019
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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July 12, 2019
Fostering the Culture of Convergence in Research
The Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable will host a webinar on Thursday, July 25 at 1:00pm ET to discuss how to deliberately foster the culture of convergence in research with Ann Arvin, Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. Register now.

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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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April 15, 2019
Innocence Network Honors Co-Chairs of Forensic Science Report
The committee that authored the 2009 CSTL report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward has received the Innocence Network’s 2018 Champion of Justice Award. The award pays tribute to lasting effect of the report on the 10th anniversary of its publication. Read more.

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April 12, 2019
More than $4.4 Million in Funding Announced though U.S. – Egypt S&T Joint Fund
Funding for 14 collaborative research projects has been announced through Cycle 19 of the U.S. - Egypt S&T Joint Fund, which facilitates grants to foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists. These 14 projects focus on a variety of topics of importance to the U.S. and Egypt, including improvements in desalination technologies, textile engineering, and aquaculture. For more information, please visit the program website, and view the 14 new projects.

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April 12, 2019
A National Convening on the Integration of Arts, Humanities, and STEMM in Higher Education
On April 12, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce held a National Convening on the Integration of Arts, Humanities, and STEMM in Higher Education. Learn more...

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March 20, 2019
New Report: Building and Measuring Community Resilience
To gain a better understanding of the knowledge gaps, research directions, and approaches that could be useful in supporting the development of resilient coastal communities, the Gulf Research Program sponsored a study by the National Academies’ ResilientAmerica Roundtable within the Policy and Global Affairs Division. View the report...

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March 2019
G20 Science Academies Release
Representatives from the National Academies of Sciences of the G20 countries provided recommendations for improving marine conservation to the Japanese Prime Minister for later consultation at this year's G20 Summit. Learn more...

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March 13, 2019
Russia Academy of Sciences Sign Five-Year Agreement
The President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Presidents of NAS, NAE, and NAM have signed a five-year agreement to continue their cooperation on studies, workshops, and other activities in areas of mutual interest. Learn more...

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March 2019
NASEM Presidents Highlight Facts on Vaccine Safety
Concerned that misinformation is fueling measles outbreaks in the U.S. and elsewhere, the National Academies' presidents issued a message to draw attention to facts on vaccine safety. Learn more...

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March 21, 2019
STEM Workforce Diversity: Where do we go from here?
On March 21st New Voices, a cohort of emerging leaders in science, engineering and medicine will host six distinguished panelists to discuss efforts to diversify the national science, engineering and health workforce. Learn more...

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Ten-Year Anniversary of Forensics Study
Ten years ago, the National Academies released Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Chairwoman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee provided a statement for the ten-year anniversary. Learn more... 

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NAS President Co-Authors Commentary for Nature Magazine
In a Nature commentary, Marcia McNutt and colleagues make the case for the creation of a U.S. advisory board for research integrity and quality. Learn more...

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100th and 150th anniversaries of IUPAC and the Periodic Table
In celebration of its centenary and the International Year of the Periodic Table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) and the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) have created a Periodic Table of Younger Chemists. The National Academy of Sciences is the U.S. adhering body of IUPAC. Learn more

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February 7, 2019
Higher Education Re-Imagined
The Winter 2019 edition of Issues in Science and Technology features a special section of articles that aim to re-imagine U.S. higher education. An event on February 7th will discuss these articles. More information...

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February 6, 2019
Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEM Workforce
On February 6, the Board on Higher Education and Workforce will host a national convocation on Minority Serving Institutions: America's Underutilized Resource for Strengthening the STEMM Workforce. Learn more...