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Urban Sustainability in China and the US
December 16, 2019, Washington, DC


Nobel Prize Summit 2020: Our Planet, Our Future
April 29-May 1, 2020. Washington, DC

Additional information will be forthcoming in 2020

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Recent Events

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

Strengthening Sustainability Program at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels
February 13, 2019, Washington, DC

Reducing Food Loss and Waste Workshop

October 17, 2018, Washington, DC


Dr. Franklin A. Carrero-Martínez Named Director of Science and Technology for Sustainability Program

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Franklin A. Carrero-Martínez to be the Director of its Science and Technology for Sustainability (STS) Program in the Policy and Global Affairs Division (PGA), effective August 13, 2018.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Carrero-Martínez was the Acting Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State. Dr. Carrero-Martínez holds a B.S. in Biology, with honors from the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Neurobiology, and a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His multidisciplinary career includes several roles in academia and government: from researcher and educator, science administrator, to science policy and diplomacy.

Previously, Dr. Carrero-Martínez held appointments as Associate Professor at the UPR Mayagüez, Adjunct Professor at the UPR Medical Science Campus, and as Visiting Scholar at Duke, MIT and Japan’s Institute of Genetics.

Dr. Carrero-Martínez started his career in science diplomacy and policy as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Roger Revelle Fellow in Global Stewardship. He served this prestigious fellowship with a joint appointment between the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) and the National Academy of Sciences. At the end of his fellowship, he served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation supporting the agency’s diplomatic and representational obligations, while managing a portfolio of international basic science collaboration grants before returning to STAS in 2016.

As the Department’s senior advisor on science, technology and innovation issues (STI), he directed the STAS Office. In this role he provided senior officials with analysis, guidance, recommendations and strategic planning to anticipate the foreign policy impacts of emerging STI issues, built STI capacity within the Department, and engaged the National Security Innovation Base to promote Department priorities.

The STS Program has been a gateway to the National Academies’ rich portfolio of sustainability related programs. With his decades-long expertise in science and diplomacy, combined with senior level executive and management experience, Dr. Carrero-Martínez will oversee a tremendously diverse STS portfolio to harness the power of science, engineering, and medicine to meet sustainability challenges from local to global scales.