Science and Technology Innovation Program

Events

What is the Hypercar? Can you build an SUV that gets 100 miles per gallon?

Thomas Crumm, former CEO and President of Hypercar, Inc., talks about the Hypercar. Learn more at: www.hypercar.com

Conference Report: African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation

On May 1, 2013, the Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity (Leadership Project) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) sought to highlight some of the exciting developments by women and youth in Africa utilizing technology and social innovations to tackle every day issues. In collaboration with several other Wilson Center programs and the Kenyan-based African Technology Policy Studies Network, The Africa Program and Leadership Project hosted an international conference titled, “African Women and Youth as Agents of Change through Technology and Innovation.”

Presidential Science Advisors Push for a Swift Appointment From Obama

Science, technology and innovation are keys to addressing a host of challenges our nation will face in the coming years. Former presidential science advisors address this in an article calling for the president-elect to appoint his advisor quickly.

The Emerging World of Nanotechnology

The Center's Foresight and Governance Project seminar "Nanotechnology: Real Revenues Today and Impacts on the U.S. Economy” featured four leading nanotechnology firms with current products on the market – Nano-tex, Hyperion Catalysis, Inmat, and Optiva - and a renowned panel with Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Phil Bond, Undersecretary of Technology at Commerce, and Mark Modzelewski of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Video of Seminar (RealPlayer)

Reinventing Technology Assessment for the 21st Century

A new report defines the criteria for a new technology assessment function in the United States, emphasizing the need to incorporate citizen-participation methods to complement expert analysis.

U.S. EPA Expert Joins Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies

Internationally-recognized environmental scientist Barbara Karn has joined the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. Dr. Karn will focus on innovative ways to apply the principles of "green" chemistry and "green" engineering to nanotechnology.

Gaming Our Way to a Better Future

As today’s policy challenges become more complex, it has become clear that American media — online news, television, radio, newspapers, and magazines— are not up to the task of explaining the problems underlying them or providing citizens with all the information they need to engage in public conversations about them. Democracy cannot function properly without those conversations. But one new medium - videogames — may well fill the gap.

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Upcoming Events

The National Plan for Civil Earth Observations

September 04, 2014 // 1:00pm2:30pm

Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

September 12, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm

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