Science Policy

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 5:00pm
A Brave New (online) World: Emerging Technologies at the Intersection of Science, Policy, and Rapidly Changing Media Environments

We live in an age where new technologies hit the marketplace at a rate that far outpaces society's ability to engage in meaningful political debates about their ethical, legal, and political...

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:00pm
Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology

Who should govern synthetic biology? What are the ethical dimensions and visions for its desirable futures? How could we facilitate better and closer collaboration and organization across the...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 5:00pm
How Will Ingenuity Handle a Warming Planet?

Humans are altering the Earth system at every scale, up to and including the global climate. Going forward, how will human ingenuity handle a warming world? We're all familiar with the...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
Bridging the Democracy Gap: World Wide Views on Climate and Energy

What percentage of scientists believe that climate change is occurring mostly because of human activity? What percentage of the US public believe otherwise? How do we bridge the gaps between...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 5:00pm
From Nowhere to Nobels: Pathways to Success for Women in STEM

Women now hold more than half of all American jobs, but they still make up less than twenty-five percent of the science, technology, engineering, and math or STEM workforce. And the numbers are...

Monday, January 17, 2011 - 5:00pm
Eisenhower's Farewell Address at Fifty

President Eisenhower's address is mainly remembered for his warning of the perils of a "military-industrial complex." Less widely known, but no less important was his caution, a few...

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
Transforming and Repositioning the American Science Museum: New Tools for Engaging the Public

Inform, Inspire and Entertain - these ideas are the crux of almost all science museum mission statements across the nation. But what happens when information becomes free, when Wikipedia can, with...

Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
Is STEM Crisis a Myth?

It's an issue that has been repeated in countless reports and news stories: the United States is facing a looming shortage of scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians-a STEM...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:00pm
Navigating the Commons: How Science and Management in the Mission Agencies Create Disruptions and Spur Innovations

Across the federal government, there is increasing emphasis on the need to fund research that informs decision-making and responds directly to societal capabilities and goals. But the culture of...

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

A decade ago, Russell Gold noticed something going on in Fort Worth, Texas-oil drillers were suddenly afire with talk of a strange new phenomenon. Employing a new method that seemed a lot more...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 5:00pm
Do Renewable Energy Innovations Mean a Death Spiral for Electric Utilities?

Renewable energy options, led by rooftop solar, have recently transitioned from a luxury good available to few customers to increasingly cost-effective and mainstream sources of electric supply...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 5:00pm
Soil Carbon Cowboys

Filmmaker Peter Byck and leading Grass Fed Beef rancher/scientist Allen Williams presented a new 12 minute film, "Soil Carbon Cowboys." Byck and Allen will then discuss the ASU*...

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