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Upcoming Events

Nobel Prize Summit 2020: Our Planet, Our Future
April 29-May 1, 2020. Washington, DC
Additional information will be forthcoming in 2020

View a list of Sustainability-related meetings at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Recent Events

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability
July 30-31, 2019, Washington, DC

Sustainability Science 2.0

June 21, 2019, Arlington, VA

Sustainability Science 2.0

May 24, 2019, Denver, CO

Strengthening Sustainability Program at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels: A Workshop

February 13, 2019, Washington, DC

Food Loss and Waste Workshop

October 17, 2018, Washington, DC

Members of the Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability

David Dzombak (Co-Chair) (NAE)
, Hamerschlag University Professor and Department Head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Suzette Kimball (Co-Chair), Senior Advisor, U.S. Geological Survey*

Bernard Amadei (NAE), Professor of Civil Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

William Colglazier, Visiting Scientist and Senior Scholar, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Frances Colón, Chief Executive Officer, Jasperi Consulting

France Córdova
, Director, National Science Foundation*

Marilu Hastings, Vice President, Sustainability Program, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Kara Hurst, Head of Worldwide Sustainability, Amazon

Scott Hutchins, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture*

Jack Kaye, Associate Director, Research of the Earth Science Division, National Aeronautics and Space Administration* 

Jeff Martin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tribal Planet
Jacqueline McGlade, Professor, Institute for Global Prosperity and Faculty of Engineering, University College London

Craig McLean, Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce*

Stan Meiburg, Director of Graduate Studies in Sustainability, Wake Forest University

Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

Prabhu Pingali (NAS), Director, Tata-Cornell Initiative in Agriculture and Nutrition, Cornell University

Lynn Scarlett, Vice President, Policy and Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy

Cyrus Wadia, Former Vice President, Sustainable Business and Innovation, Nike, Inc.

*Denotes ex-officio member

Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability, Biographical Information


Franklin Carrero-Martínez, Director
Emi Kameyama, Associate Program Officer
Melissa Franks, Senior Program Assistant