Upcoming CSPO Events

  • April 26, 2019
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Gaming the Future

    Re-activating creativity and play in professional spaces

    Remarkable failures of foresight make headlines all the time. Despite access to powerful foresight tools, governments, companies, and individuals lack the capacity or the will to put insights about the future into practice.

    In this New Tools breakfast seminar, Lauren Keeler argues that traditional foresight tools often do not effectively empower people to take action and they ask too little of people’s enormous capacity for creativity. Play, on the other hand, can motivate action, build connections, and spark innovation. Keeler introduces several games she has designed that guide individuals and organizations to envision new futures, reckon with potential shocks on the horizon, and engage in civil dialogue about important issues. Join us on April 26th to learn about these games and play them yourself!

    Lauren Withycombe Keeler

  • May 28, 2019
    CSPO DC - New Tools for Science Policy

    Empowering Communities to Shape the Future

    The widespread perception that social and technological change happens to us rather than by us, and that it happens too fast, reveals a critical gap in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) engagement in the United States. Our educational system does not yet adequately support the development of futures thinking or a deep understanding of the relationship between STEM and society.

    In this New Tools breakfast seminar, Rae Ostman and Paul Martin will discuss how the Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning at Arizona State University approaches the futures gap in STEM education, and describe how they are partnering with museums across the country to address it.

    Rae Ostman, Paul Martin