• Introducing the 2020 Public Interest Technology Community Innovation Fellows

    Five teams from across the national joined the initial cohort of fellows.

    Fellows will learn how to collaborate with local partners to co-create public forums and engage the public on science and technology issues that matter to their local communities.

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  • The Emergence of the Fifth Wave in American Higher Education

    America’s future depends on embracing the idea that excellence and access in higher education are not incompatible, but synergistic.

    Michael M. Crow and William B. Dabars

    By excluding huge proportions of the population, the nation excludes the experience, ideas, intelligence, and ambitions of those millions. Equity and excellence are complementary because talent is distributed throughout the socioeconomic spectrum.

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  • Winter 2020 Issues in Science and Technology

    Authors in the latest issue reimagine science institutions, discover the hidden influence of academic publishers, warn against the claims of precision medicine, and much more.

    A reassessment of the landmark policy report Science, the Endless Frontier finds that the time has come for a fresh look at how the United States invests in scientific research.

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  • Announcing the Public Interest Technology Community Innovation Fellowship!

    An immersive learning program for engaging communities in science and technology policy, education and research

    This pilot fellowship will train the next generation of science-engagement professionals to collaborate with local civic, government, and university partners to engage the public on science and technology issues that matter to their local communities. Apply by January 29, 2020!

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  • Fall 2019 Update

    Geoengineering, driverless cars, and much more!

    We haven’t circulated an update in a very long time, but it’s only because we’ve been extremely busy, so we wanted to update you on a few of the things we’ve been up to.

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  • Injecting Public Input Before Aerosols

    After launching an innovative program of citizen engagement on controversial geoengineering research, CSPO shares the results with climate engineering experts.

    Attendees describe CSPO’s public engagement work on SRM research as vital to the future of climate science policy.

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Blog: As We Now Think

Everything You Know About Shark Conservation is Wrong

After watching the cinematic masterpiece Deep Blue Sea, a movie about genetically engineered sharks that go on a rampage, I spent nights terrified of traversing my room’s navy blue carpet in the dark to make it to the bathroom. Many years later, I’m proud to say that I did safely make it to the bathroom […]

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Books We’re Reading this Fall

Summer reading is wonderful: the perfect time to find a comfy beach chair, sip a cold iced tea, and settle in with a well-plotted novel that makes the hours skip by in pleasurable escapism…. Who are we kidding? It’s impossible to get comfortable on a sandy beach towel; you’re sweaty and sunburned and half tipsy […]

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5G: Think Globally, Act Locally?

On April 3, 2019, South Korean carrier SK Telecom claimed to have launched the first 5G mobile network by activating the connection to six celebrities representing Korea. The launch was reportedly rushed forward by two days in order to beat Verizon’s launch of 5G services in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis around the same time. […]

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