Science and Technology Innovation Program
February 26, 2013 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
From Neanderthal clones to cheap vaccines, the emerging field of synthetic biology has garnered much mainstream press coverage in recent years – and found itself at the center of a hot debate about our expectations for biotechnology.
January 25, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
Co-sponsored by STIP's Serious Games Initiative and USAID
January 16, 2013 // 12:00pm — 1:30pm
The Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS) is the next generation interactive technology to support those exploring global change and potential futures for humanity.
December 06, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
During this event we will explore one approach to pTA, the World Wide Views exercise on Biodiversity, a global citizen consultation held in 25 countries on September 15, 2012 that provided input to the Eleventh Council of Parties of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
November 30, 2012 // 12:00pm — 2:00pm
The International Disasters Charter provides for the voluntary sharing of satellite imagery in the event of major disasters. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, JD, will address the contents, structure, and status of the Charter, and highlight its strengths and weaknesses with a focus on how it could develop in the future. She also will discuss data access and sharing issues. This event is co-hosted by the Commons Lab of the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Women in Aerospace, and the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law.
November 14, 2012 // 1:30pm — 2:30pm
Meeting of the Federal Games Group
November 08, 2012 // 11:30am — 2:00pm
A panel discussion focusing on soft geoengineering.
November 05, 2012 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
The day before Election Day, 100 12th-graders from Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy will play Budget Hero: Election Edition in teams and discuss their results. (This event took place off site at the Chavez Parkside campus in NE Washington, DC).
October 15, 2012 // 9:30am — 11:00am
Join Michael Byrne of the Federal Communications Commission and Zachary Bastian of Commons Lab for a panel discussion announcing a whitepaper on the National Broadband Map. Keynote speaker Haley Van Dyck of the Executive Office of the President, Sean Gorman of Esri, Greg Elin of the Federal Communications Commission, and Presidential Innovation Fellow Ben Balter discuss the project as an example of open innovation, crowdsourcing, and government transparency.
October 11, 2012 // 3:30pm — 5:30pm
Students from OHIO University will play and debate their results from the newly updated online game, Budget Hero: Election Edition. (This event takes place at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio).