Science of Science and Innovation Policy: 2010 Workshop

NSF SciSIP Grantees Workshop: Building Toward a Community of Practice II
October 19, 2010
Sponsored by the National Science Foundation


  • Purpose of Workshop - Al Teich, Director, Science & Policy Programs, AAAS
  • NSF-SciSIP’s Interest in Building a Community of Practice - Julia Lane, Program Director, SciSIP, NSF
  • Research in Science Policy: A view from the JPAM Editor - Maureen A. Pirog, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Workshop Objectives, Design, and Format - Irwin Feller, Senior Visiting Scientist, AAAS

Session 1: New Tools and Methods of Data Collection and Analysis

  • Alan Porter, Georgia Institute of Technology, “Measuring and Tracking Research Knowledge Integration” (slides)
  • Mary Walshok, University of California-San Diego, “Metrics for Capturing Social Dynamics of Innovation Regions: Tools for Informing S&T Policy” (slides)
  • Katy Borner, Indiana University, “Towards a Macroscope for Science Policy Decision Making” (slides)
  • William Ribarsky, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, “A Mixed-Initiative Visual Analytics Approach to Topic Modeling Research Collections” (slides)


  • John King, USDA Economics Research Service
  • Mya Sjogren, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dahlia Sokolov, House Committee on Science and Technology

Session 2: How Competitive is the U.S. Scientific Workforce?

  • Shulamit Kahn, Boston University, “Should Countries Adopt Policies Requiring the Return of Science PhD. Students who Study Abroad?” (slides)
  • A. Mushfiq Mobrarak, Yale University, “Skilled Immigration and Innovation: Evidence from Enrollment Fluctuations in U.S. Doctoral Programs” (slides)
  • Catherine Weinberger, University of California-Santa Barbara, “Impacts of Institution-level Policies on Entry to Computer Science of Engineering Majors and Later Outcomes: A ‘Natural Experiment’”(slides)
  • Marcus Ynalvez, Texas A&M International University, “Transmission of Tacit Skills in East Asian Doctoral Science Programs: Learning from Japan, Singapore and Taiwan” (slides)
  • A. Eamonn Kelly, George Mason University, “Advocating for an Inventive and Transformative Recovery in National STEM Education” (slides)


  • Stefano Bertuzzi, National Institutes of Health
  • John Jankowski, National Science Foundation

 Session 3: Understanding Science and Innovation

  • Alexandra Stone, University of Texas, Austin, “Using Science to Innovate: How do Processes for Incorporating Scientific Advances into Innovation Affect Productivity in the Pharmaceutical Industry?” (slides)
  • Ping Wang, University of Maryland-College Park, “Science &  Technology Innovation Concept Knowledge-base (STICK): Monitoring, Understanding, and Advancing the (R)Evolution of Science & Technology Innovation” (slides)
  • Erica Fuchs, Carnegie-Mellon University, “The Impact of Offshore Manufacturing on Innovation” (slides)
  • Christian Schunn, University of Pittsburgh, “What Makes Engineering Teams Succeed? Better Consideration of Options” (slides)
  • Diego Comin, Harvard University, “Medium Term Business Cycles in Developing Countries” (slides)


  • Marcy Gallo, House Committee on Science and Technology
  • Israel Lederhendler, National Institutes of Health
  • Kathleen McTigue, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Session 4: What is the Value of the Nation’s Public Investment in Science?

  • Sarah Turner, University of Virginia, “Employment Responses to Federal Stimulus Funding for Research”(slides)
  • Erik Fisher, Arizona State University, “STIR: Socio-Technical Integration Research” (slides)
  • Jim Murdoch, University of Texas-Dallas, and Rachel Croson, University of Texas-Dallas, “RAPID: The Impact to Stimulus Spending on Energy Efficiency in a Low-Income Dallas Neighborhood: Implications for Science Policy” (slides)
  • Jason Owen-Smith, University of Michigan, “From Bank to Bench to Breakthrough: The Effects of Funding Policies on Human Stem Cell Science” (slides)


  • Kei Koizumi, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Bob MacDonald, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA