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Baker Institute: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in the New Administration


Wednesday, February 08, 2017 | 6 p.m. Add to Calendar

When
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017
6 p.m.

Where
Rice University Baker Institute for Public Policy
6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005

In collaboration with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Baker Institute for Public Policy is hosting two distinguished Civic Scientists, Jim Gates (PCAST, University of Maryland Physics professor) and Jeannette Wing (Corporate VP of Microsoft Research).

The panel will talk about how innovation, a hallmark of 21st century private industry in the U.S. and around the world, relies on a skilled and diverse workforce and advances in science and technology.

These advances are made possible by strong public and private investments in research and development. To ensure the future prosperity of all Americans—particularly those who have been left behind in recent decades—the new administration will be challenged to create science and technology-related policies and initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and training at all levels; support path breaking science and engineering research; and unleash the power of private sector innovation through partnerships with states, universities, national laboratories, and private industry.

At this event, Jim Gates and Jeanette Wing will explore ways that the new administration can impact and improve U.S. science, technology and innovation.


Location

Rice University - Baker Institute for Public Policy

6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005

Contact

Sharon Tsao

7133483786