Science and Technology Innovation Program

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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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Myths & Realities of the DIYbio Movement

November 19, 2013 // 11:55am2:00pm
Join us at the Wilson Center on Nov. 19 for the release of the survey results and analysis, “Seven Myths and Realities about Do-It-Yourself Biology,” and a panel discussion.
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The Nagoya Protocol and Synthetic Biology Research: A Look at the Potential Impacts

November 08, 2013 // 11:45am2:00pm
A new report from the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars looks at how the protocol may affect U.S. researchers working in the field of synthetic biology.
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Social Media in Emergency Management

October 04, 2013 // 9:00am11:00am
Please join us on October 4th, as we talk to the authors of two recently released reports that explore the use of social media and related technologies by emergency managers for disaster planning, response, and recovery in the United States and beyond.

Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships

July 15, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
On Monday, July 15, 2013, Secure World Foundation and the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will co-host a panel discussion, entitled "Earth Observation Satellite Data-Sharing: Policies and Partnerships." Please note, this event will be held at the Carnegie Endowment for Peace from 12 to 2 PM and requires an RSVP by Friday, July 12, 2013.
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Stranger Visions: The DNA You Leave Behind

June 03, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Heather Dewey-Hagborg is an information artist who is interested in exploring art as research and public inquiry. In her recent project "Stranger Visions" she creates literal figurative portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in public places.
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Awareness and Impressions of Synthetic Biology: Results of the 2013 Poll

March 20, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Presentation of results from the 2013 public poll on synthetic biology.
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Communicating Synthetic Biology: How the Media Covers Emerging Technology

February 26, 2013 // 12:00pm2:00pm
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.

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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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