Science and Technology Innovation Program
February 19, 2014 // 12:30pm — 1:30pm
In this conversation, Robin Cook, bestselling author and master of the medical thriller discusses "Cell," his 33rd and newest book. It is a gripping story that focuses on the potential of the smartphone as a medical tool – and the risks that we face if this new revolution in health technology is mishandled. Robin Cook has a unique ability to see the issues we are all going to be talking about for decades and turn them into a great story.
January 24, 2014 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
How long will an ever-dwindling supply of coal remain the dominant source of global energy, and at what cost? How do growing water scarcity, fluctuating ecosystems, and rising oceanic acidity affect food supplies, economies, and even state stability? And how can journalists make a beat dedicated to existential crises resonate with audiences? A panel of veteran journalists offer their thoughts in a roundtable co-sponsored by the Society for Environmental Journalists.
December 13, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Interest in 3D printing has increased in recent years as the price of machines has dropped, though questions remain about the impact this technology might have on the environment. Join us at the Wilson Center on Dec. 13 for a discussion examining the growth of additive manufacturing and its potential environmental implications.
December 03, 2013 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
Global Positioning Systems (GPS), the backbone of worldwide Position, Timing, and Navigation systems, is easily interfered with and active spoofing attacks have been demonstrated. This policy level talk, hosted by the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, examines the cyber-security risks and their potential impact on the transportation, financial, and energy sectors.
November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm — 5:00pm
This roundtable will connect federal agencies hoping to initiate or expand open innovation projects with leaders in citizen science, who are engaging the public participates in scientific research through lab and field work, crowdsourcing platforms, and online games. Opening remarks by Kumar Garg, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and keynote by Bob Perciasepe, EPA Deputy Administrator.
November 19, 2013 // 11:55am — 2:00pm
Join us at the Wilson Center on Nov. 19 for the release of the survey results and analysis, “Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology,” and a panel discussion.
November 08, 2013 // 11:45am — 2:00pm
A new report from the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars looks at how the protocol may affect U.S. researchers working in the field of synthetic biology.
October 04, 2013 // 9:00am — 11:00am
Please join us on October 4th, as we talk to the authors of two recently released reports that explore the use of social media and related technologies by emergency managers for disaster planning, response, and recovery in the United States and beyond.
July 15, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Secure World Foundation and the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will co-host a panel discussion, entitled "Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships." Please note, this event will be held at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace from 12 to 2 PM and requires an RSVP by Friday, July 12, 2013.
June 03, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. In her recent project "Stranger Visions" she creates literal figurative portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places.