Science and Technology Events

Webcast

New Technologies: Have We Learned Anything Yet About Risks?

December 15, 2011 // 9:15am10:15am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Remember the IT revolution? How about the Decade of the Brain or genetic engineering? Then there was nanotechnology and now synthetic biology. How well have we managed the risks associated with these advances and has society learned any lessons from the past that could be relevant to understanding the societal implications of new emerging technologies?
Argonne National Laboratory
Webcast

Partnering Scientists and Teachers: Priming the STEM Pipeline

December 13, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
The panel will discuss first-hand experience with teacher-scientist partnerships and how they can strengthen K-12 STEM education.
asterix611
Webcast

America’s Educational Challenge: Creating the Next Generation of Technology Leaders (Offsite:Austin, TX)

December 06, 2011 // 8:30am11:00am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Education lies at the heart of America’s future. America’s innovative edge in economics and national security builds on our pool of scientists, engineers, and technically trained specialists.
Webcast

Report Release: Geoengineering for Decision Makers

November 10, 2011 // 12:00pm2:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
As concerns about climate change grow and the possibility that we may have to resort to geoengineering to avert a climate catastrophe begins to be taken more seriously, several different viewpoints are emerging about how geoengineering should or could be developed and used.
Webcast

Social Media in Emergency Management: Transforming the Response Enterprise

November 10, 2011 // 8:30am10:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Please join us on November 10th for a panel and roundtable discussion that will feature findings and recommendations from the CNA report, 2011 Social Media + Emergency Management Camp: Transforming the Response Enterprise. Panelists from the emergency management community, private sector, government, and the digital volunteer community will discuss the report and offer policy and research recommendations for moving forward with the adoption, integration, and practice of social media in emergency management.
Webcast

Private Sector Innovation for Emergency Communications

November 01, 2011 // 4:30pm6:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The national public safety broadband network will provide interoperable voice and data communications for emergency responders nationwide, and an opportunity to leverage mission critical technologies, such as geospatial and social media, that will dramatically enhance the way public safety prepares for and responds to emergencies. Closing the gap between the emergency responders and private sector innovators is vital to achieving the full potential of the national public safety broadband network.

50 Years of Science in Brazil and Challenges Ahead

October 25, 2011 // 8:30amOctober 26, 2011 // 6:30pm
Brazil Institute
The Brazil Institute, in partnership with FAPESP (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo), Ohio State University, and the National Science Foundation, will convene a three-day symposium on science and technology.

GAO REPORT RELEASE: Climate Engineering; Technical status, future directions, and potential responses

October 12, 2011 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
In response to a congressional request for a technology assessment on climate engineering, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report in August. An interdisciplinary team prepared the report, employing a multi-method approach based on GAO’s quality assurance framework and best practices in technology assessment. The report examined the current state of climate engineering science and technology, experts’ views of the future of U.S. climate engineering research, and potential public responses to climate engineering.
Webcast

Humanitarian Response in a Time of Mass Collaboration and Networked Intelligence

October 04, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Gisli Olafsson, Emergency Response Director of NetHope, will discuss how digital age technologies, like social media, are revolutionizing the way humanitarian response will be conducted in the future.
Webcast

Environmental and Social Issues Arising from Synthetic Biology: Redesigning Life

September 28, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Invited panelists will discuss the science behind synthetic biology, the risks this emerging technology poses to the environment and human health, as well as the socio-economic issues arising from a new “bio-economy” enabled by synthetic biology.

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