Science and Technology Innovation Program

Events

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Tracking a Changing Climate: Citizen Science Contributions to the National Climate Assessment

November 18, 2014 // 2:00pm4:30pm
Join us for a public forum exploring ways in which crowd-based approaches, such as citizen science and community-based monitoring, are and can be used to track climate change and support indicators or indicator systems.
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Europe's 2050 Environment Agenda: A Transitions Perspective

October 30, 2014 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Hans Bruyninckx, the executive director of the European Environment Agency, will discuss Europe’s 2050 agenda and the contribution of environment policy to the transition towards sustainability.
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Complexity and the Art of Public Policy

September 12, 2014 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Public Engagement in an Age of Complexity, part of the Science & Technology Innovation Program, is proud to host economist David Colander to discuss the ideas in his new book, Complexity and the Art of Public Policy: Solving Society’s Problems from the Bottom Up.

The National Plan for Civil Earth Observations

September 04, 2014 // 1:00pm2:30pm
This briefing will highlight the key components of the National Plan for Civil Earth Observations, outline its impacts across Federal agencies involved in Earth observations, and review associated efforts to enable interagency coordination.
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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?
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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.

Human Computation Roadmap Summit Workshop

June 18, 2014 // 8:00amJune 20, 2014 // 1:00pm
Techno-social infrastructure and increasingly pervasive computing is accelerating the integration of humans into information-processing systems. Some of this is emergent (e.g., social networks) and some deliberate (e.g., crowdsourcing). This workshop engages a highly diverse group of world-class researchers and innovators to explore the past and prospective impact of human computation, and to clearly delineate a national research agenda.

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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