Leading Voices to Discuss the Future of U.S. Science Policy at Feb. 26 Symposium

Feb. 5, 2020

Leading Voices Discuss the Long term of U.S. Science Plan at Feb. 26 Symposium Celebration Marks 75th Anniversary of Vannevar Bush’s 1945 Report Science: The Endless Frontier

WASHINGTON – The Countrywide Academy of Sciences, in partnership with The Kavli Basis and the Alfred P. Sloan Basis, will host a symposium to take into consideration the long term of science in the U.S. and how it can ideal serve culture in the 21st century. The party will get spot on Feb. 26 at the Countrywide Academy of Sciences setting up in Washington, D.C.

The symposium will convene leaders of U.S. educational and govt study establishments, researchers, policymakers, experts who are at the middle of science policy and community engagement, science philanthropies, and voices from the broader scientific organization. Speakers will discuss possibilities and worries experiencing the long term of science and engineering, together with the route from simple study to innovation and financial advancement, how ideal to interact the community with science, and the purpose of philanthropic and private-sector funding for study.

This 12 months is the 75th anniversary of the publication of Vannevar Bush’s seminal report Science: The Endless Frontier, which established a blueprint for U.S. scientific study in the publish-Planet War II period. It empowered govt aid for innovation and simple study at the nation’s universities and the procedures that in the end drove U.S. prosperity, well being, and nationwide safety. The symposium will involve a look again at the prescience of this report and take into consideration what is essential for science to continue to progress human knowing and spark discoveries that reward not just the U.S. but also the whole globe.

Classes will involve discussions with speakers and panelists these as:

  • Alan Alda, founder, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University
  • Lamar Alexander, U.S. senator (R-Tenn.)
  • Norman Augustine, former chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • France Cordova, director, Countrywide Science Basis
  • Cristin Dorgelo, president and CEO, Association of Science and Technological innovation Centers
  • Kelvin Droegemeier, director, White Home Place of work of Science and Technological innovation Plan
  • Shirley Ann Jackson, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Shobita Parthasarathy, professor of community policy, University of Michigan
  • Rafael Reif, president, Massachusetts Institute of Technological innovation
  • Chris Van Hollen, U.S. senator (D-Md.)

A complete listing of periods and individuals is out there at nationalacademies.org/EndlessFrontier.

The Endless Frontier launched The united states on a route to scientific dominance, spawned new industries, and spurred other nations to grasp study innovation as the crucial to prosperity for their citizens,” claimed Marcia McNutt, president of the Countrywide Academy of Sciences. “It is now time to check with ourselves, provided the added complexities of the modern, worldwide, and multisector study landscape, whether the institutional arrangements, society, and buildings of the previous still serve us effectively.”

“The United States has a distinct edge in how it supports science and innovation: with large, synergistic funding from both of those govt and philanthropy,” claimed Robert W. Conn, president and CEO of The Kavli Basis and co-founder of the Science Philanthropy Alliance. “While Vannevar Bush sparked the federal government’s imperative in supporting science, it is the interplay amongst govt and philanthropy that is crucial for the improvement of science and the achievement of America’s study organization. We look ahead to ongoing discussions about the long term of science for the subsequent seventy five several years.”

“The Vannevar Bush report, and the explosion of scientific and technological innovation that followed it, demonstrate what takes place when The united states commits itself to the pursuit of discovery,” claimed Adam Falk, president, Alfred P. Sloan Basis. “The Sloan Basis is delighted to be part of with the Countrywide Academy of Sciences and The Kavli Basis to renew that determination and to help get started the procedure of setting up a new eyesight for science in the 21st century.”

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 8:fifteen a.m. – 5:fifteen p.m. EST

Fred Kavli Auditorium
Countrywide Academy of Sciences setting up
2101 Structure Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.
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Megan Lowry, Media Officer

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