Science and Technology Events

Webcast

Societal Issues Arising From Synthetic Biology

July 20, 2011 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Lori Knowles, University of Alberta; David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Webcast

The Business of Education: Avoiding a Skills Gap

July 18, 2011 // 10:30am11:30am
Program on America and the Global Economy
Future U.S. competitiveness will depend on whether our students are given the proper skills to be college and career-ready. Businesses, maybe now more than ever, are investing in education and forming partnerships with schools to help ensure that our students are ready to join and compete in a 21st century global workforce. Boeing is no exception. Project-based learning and an emphasis on STEM subjects will be key to winning the future.
Webcast

Targeting Top Teachers For Superior STEM Education

July 12, 2011 // 9:00am10:15am
Wilson Center on the Hill
With the impending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the issue of teacher quality is one of particular interest for the upcoming session. The panel of Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellows discussed the characteristics and considerations that a definition for Highly Effective STEM Teachers should address. The Fellows also addressed the impact of high quality professional development programs by outlining their experiences and observations.

Crowd and Crown: Policy Issues in Social Media for International Crisis Response

June 14, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Crowdsourcing and crisis mapping have opened new approaches to making sense of crises. Yet these new technologies raise unanswered questions. John Crowley, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University, discusses the development of policies to connect the crowd to the traditional institutions that respond to emergencies.

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

April 19, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
May Kassir, Lecturer, University of Technology, Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, University of California-San Diego; Mais Mohammed, Assistant Lecturer, Engineering College, University of Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, Caltech; Rawia Salih, Assistant Lecturer, College of Science, University of Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, Smith College
Webcast

New Media and Political Change in Egypt: Causes, Implications and Communication Strategies

March 30, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sahar Mohamed Khamis, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Professor of Women's Studies, University of Maryland
Webcast

President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

March 25, 2011 // 9:00am11:00am
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Christine Grady, President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; Anita Allen, President's Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; Dr. Lino Paula, Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, Unit B6 Ethics and Gender; David Rejeski, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center
Webcast

Socio-Technical Integration Research Project Workshop 4

February 17, 2011 // 8:00am12:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Daan Schuurbiers; Wim Vermaas; Antonio Calleja-Lopez; Shreya Bhattacharyya; Rene von Schomberg; Robin Phelps; Robert Bowman; Paul Ellwood; Terry Wilkins; Mike Gorman
Webcast

Socio-Technical Integration Research Project Workshop 4

February 16, 2011 // 8:00am12:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Daan Schuurbiers; Wim Vermaas; Antonio Calleja-Lopez; Shreya Bhattacharyya; Rene von Schomberg; Robin Phelps; Robert Bowman; Paul Ellwood; Terry Wilkins; Mike Gorman
Webcast

Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020

December 01, 2010 // 11:30am12:30pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Mihail C. Roco, Founding Chair, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (NSET), National Science and Technology Council, and Senior Adviser for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation; David Rejeski, Director, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson Center

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