Science and Technology Events

Webcast

Report Release: 2011 State of the Future

September 13, 2011 // 9:00am11:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The world is in a race between implementing ever-increasing ways to improve the human condition and the seemingly ever-increasing complexity and scale of global problems. How are we doing in this race?
Webcast

Liability and Reliability Of Crowdsourced and Volunteered Information for Disaster Management

August 30, 2011 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
The rapid rate of innovation and adoption of technology, especially mobile technology, by citizens and first-responders alike has the potential to enable a greater level of community preparedness not previously possible. This panel will explore the potential benefits and reliability of crowdsourced and volunteered information for disaster management.

Comprehensive Environmental Assessment and Its Application to Synthetic Biology Applications

July 28, 2011 // 9:00am5:00pm
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Testing a Comprehensive Environmental Assessment framework for its ability to identify important research questions to support future ecological risk assessments of synthetic biology.
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

Pages