Science and Technology Innovation Program

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Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

July 30, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm
What is data journalism? Why does it matter? How has the maturing field of data science changed the direction of journalism and global investigative reporting?

A Conversation with Supercommunicator Frank Pietrucha

June 20, 2014 // 2:00pm3:15pm
Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity, a new project of the Science & Technology Innovation Project (STIP) at the Wilson Center, is proud to host Frank J. Pietrucha, author of Supercommunicator: Explaining the Complicated So Anyone Can Understand.

New Terrorism Meets New Media

May 14, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
There is a clear trend of terrorist "migration" to online social media, including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. This new arena of open and social systems presents new challenges and requires dramatic shifts in strategic thinking regarding national security and countering terrorism.

Data Journalism: Principles and Pitfalls of Turning Data into Stories

May 02, 2014 // 9:00am11:00am
How do newsrooms think about data? What dilemmas do we face when trying to build a compelling map or visualization?
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Environmental Information: The Roles of Experts and the Public

April 29, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Access to environmental information and its impact on environmental decision making will be explored, with special attention to the role of geographical information and geographical information systems and to citizen science.
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Report Release: 2013 - 2014 State of the Future

March 20, 2014 // 12:00pm1:30pm
This event and discussion will explore global strategic prospects and strategies drawn from the 2013-14 State of the Future report and the online Global Futures Intelligence System.
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Book Launch with New York Times-Bestselling Author Robin Cook

February 19, 2014 // 12:30pm1:30pm
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.
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The Environmental Impact of 3D Printing

December 13, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
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.

GPS: At the Intersection of Navigation and Cyber Security

December 03, 2013 // 3:30pm5:00pm
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.
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New Visions for Citizen Science

November 20, 2013 // 1:00pm5:00pm
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.

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Data Journalism and Policymaking: A Changing Landscape

July 30, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm

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