Center of Science, Policy, and Society Programs

Addresses several objectives of AAAS through its programs, including furthering the work of scientists, improving the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare, and fostering scientific freedom and responsibility.


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