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2022 Forum on Science & Technology Policy

October 25-26, 2022

AAAS Auditorium & Virtual

AAAS Building

1200 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20005

 

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Agenda

October 25

11:00 Registration Opens

 

12:00 - Welcome & Introduction

Sudip Parikh, CEO, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science family of journals

Keynote Address

Lyric Jorgenson, Acting NIH Associate Director for Science Policy

Public Access is Not Equal Access: Announcing the results of the AAAS public access survey

Sudip Parikh, CEO, AAAS and Executive Publisher, Science family of journals

 

1:30 - Plenary: What Engenders Trust in Science?

Description: A Salon-style discussion that will address where trust in science currently exists, what undermines trust in science, how trust in science is established, and how do we move forward.

Moderator: Holden Thorp, Editor in Chief, Science Family of Journals

Carl Bergstrom, Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington

Angie Boyce, Officer, Evidence Project at the Pew Charitable Trust (AAAS STPF U.S. State Department, 2019-2020; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 2020-2021)

Nicole Krause, Civic Science Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

 

2:45 - Coffee Break

 

3:00 - Plenary: Science and Data Informed Policy     

Description: This session will reflect the three branches of government, and the current models to provide evidence to policy makers. What are the barriers to use such evidence in decision making? What do scientists need to effectively engage in policy?

Moderator: Toby Smith, Senior Vice President for Science Policy & Global Affairs, Association of American Universities

Modernizing Congress: Better Use of Data in the Legislative Process

Beth Simone Noveck, Professor and Director, The Governance Lab

The Role of Science in Regulatory Policymaking

Kevin Teichman, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow, Georgetown University

Judges and Science: Uncomfortable Bedfellows 

The Honorable Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

Discussants: Emily Aurand (AAAS STPF National Science Foundation, 2016-2018), Taylor Winkleman-Cagle (AAAS STFP U.S. Senate, 2016-2017)

 

4:15 - Plenary: Bringing Scientists to Policy - Perspectives from 50 years of the S&T Policy Fellowship, and What Comes Next?

Description: An overview and history of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship program. Panelists will discuss  the evolution of S&T policy and policy engagement using “snapshots” of the S&T-related inflection points that impacted science policy, including the Cold War, 9-11, Tea Party, and political polarization.

Moderator: Rashada Alexander, Director, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program (AAAS STPF National Institutes of Health, 2009-2011)  

Michael Fernandez, Director, AAAS Center for Evidence in Public Issues  (AAAS STPF U.S. Senate, 1991-1992)

Arti Garg, AI Chief Strategist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Founder, Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally (AAAS STPF U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-2010)

Dahlia Sokolov, Staff Director, Research and Technology Subcommittee, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (AAAS STPF U.S. House of Representatives, 2004-2005)

 

5:30 - The William D. Carey Award Lecture (AAAS Auditorium)

Welcome and Introduction: Kate Stoll, Chair of the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (AAAS STPF National Science Foundation, 2011-2013; U.S. House of Representatives, 2014)

The Need for Civic Science in Peace and Crisis 

Frances Colón, Senior Director, International Climate Policy, Center for American Progress (AAAS STPF U.S. Department of State, 2006-2008)

Concluding Remarks 

Rashada Alexander, Director, AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program (AAAS STPF National Institutes of Health, 2009-2011)  

6:30 - In-Person Reception for Carey Awardee and to Honor the 50th Anniversary of the AAAS STPF

 

 

October 26

8:00 Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast Available

 

9:00 - Welcome and Introduction

Kathie Olsen, Founder and President, KLO International, LLC; Vice-Chair COSEPP

Keynote: Is it the best of times or the worst of times?

Ann Reid, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education

 

10:00 - Concurrent Sessions: Modern STEM Teaching Demonstration

Description: Discussion and demonstration of modern STEM teaching with 6 excellent K-12 teachers in concurrent breakout sessions that will address teaching of climate change, evolution, and the nature of science.

Tackling Evolution Misconceptions in the Science Classroom  

LOCATION: Auditorium (In-person and Virtual) 

Lin Andrews, Director of Teacher Support, National Center for Science Education based in Wichita, Kansas (IN PERSON) 

Jennifer Broo, High School Biology/AP Biology/Anatomy & Physiology/APES Teacher Mariemont High School, Cincinnati, OH

Tackling Climate Change Misconceptions in the Science Classroom  

LOCATION: Abelson/Haskins Conference Room (In-person only) 

Melissa Lau, High School Chemistry Teacher, Former Middle School Science Teacher, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, OK

David Amidon, Middle School Science, Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School, Lafayette, NY 

Tackling Nature of Science Misconceptions in the Classroom  

LOCATION: Revelle Conference Room (In-person only) 

Blake Touchet, Ed.D, Teacher Support Partnership Specialist, National Center for Science Education based in Abbeville, LA

Jeff Grant, AP Biology/Anatomy & Physiology/PLTW Principals of Biomedical Science Teacher, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL

 

11:00 - Coffee Break

 

11:15 - Plenary: K-12 STEM Education Policy

Description: Panelists will discuss the challenges and outlook of K-12 STEM educators to discuss the challenges and outlook of K-12 STEM education including labor standards, political pressures, and workforce challenges.  

Moderator: Ashley Huderson, Director of Engineering Education and Outreach, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (AAAS STPF National Science Foundation, 2015-2017)

K-12 STEM Labor Workforce Challenges

Lin Andrews, Director of Teacher Support, National Center for Science Education based in Wichita, Kansas and Melissa Lau, High School Chemistry Teacher, Former Middle School Science Teacher, Piedmont High School, Piedmont, OK

K-12 Science Standards (NGSS): Impact and Outlook

Iris R. Wagstaff, STEM Program Director, AAAS (AAAS STPF DOJ National Institute of Justice, 2015 – 2017) 

 

12:30 - Lunch (Buffet lunch included)

 

2:00 - Plenary: Ethics and Governance of Converging Emerging Technologies

Description: This session will address the ethics and governance of emerging technologies, with particular emphasis on the convergence of technologies, privacy, and security dimensions.  

Moderators: 

Lindsey Hillesheim Head of AI Advance at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (AAAS STPF U.S. Department of State, 2006-2008) 

National and International Security Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence and Biotechnology

Margaret E. Kosal, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology (AAAS STPF U.S. Department of Defense, 2005-2007)

Artificial Intelligence Ethics in the Global South

Aubra Anthony, Carnegie Endowment (AAAS STPF U.S. Agency for International Development, 2013-2015)

Privacy of the Mind and Neuroscience

Mark Chevillet, Founder and CEO, Ruby Neurotech

 

3:15 - The Gilbert S. Omenn Grand Challenges Address

Introduction: Gilbert Omenn, Senior Director and Distinguished Professor, University of Michigan Medical School

Unfolding the Universe with NASA's JWST

Amber Straughn, Astrophysicist and Deputy Project Scientist for Communications for the James Webb Space Telescope, NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center

 

4:15 - Closing Remarks

 

4:30 - Light Refreshments Reception

 

Forum Organizing Committee

AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy

Katherine (Kate) Stoll, COSEPP Chair, Senior Policy Advisor, MIT Washington Office (AAAS STPF National Science Foundation, 2011-2013; U.S. House of Representatives, 2014)

Kathie L. Olsen, COSEPP Vice-Chair, Founder, President KLO International, LLC

Ann Bostrom, Weyerhaeuser Endowed Professor in Environmental Policy, Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, University of Washington

Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin at Madison (AAAS STPF U.S. Agency for International Development, 1988-1989)

Arti Garg, AI Chief Strategist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; and Founder Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally (AAAS STPF U.S. House of Representatives, 2009-2010)

Christopher (Chris) T. Nomura, VP for Research and Economic Development, University of Idaho

Ann Reid, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education

Jayshree Seth, Chemical Engineer & 3M's Chief Scientist Advocate, Applied Technology Lab

Tobin Smith, Senior Vice President for Science Policy & Global Affairs, Association of American Universities

Rick Stevens, Associate Laboratory Director, Argonne Distinguished Fellow, Computing, Environment and Life Sciences, Argonne National Laboratory

Bruce Weinberg, Eric Byron Fix-Monda Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Ohio State University 

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Research Affiliate, Sloan School of Management, MIT

 

Alumnae of the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program

Emily Aurand, Director of Roadmapping and Education, Engineering Biology Research Consortium (AAAS STPF National Science Foundation, 2016-2018)

Baindu Bayon Paicely, Principal Consultant, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting (AAAS STPF National Institutes of Health, 2018-2020)

Angie Boyce, Officer, Evidence Project at the Pew Charitable Trust (AAAS STPF U.S. State Department 2019-2020; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2020-2021)

Patrick Clemins, Manager of Cyberinfrastructure and Partnerships at Vermont EPSCoR, University of Vermont (AAAS STPF National Science Foundation, 2007-2009)

Lindsey Hillesheim, Head of AI Advance at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (AAAS STPF U.S. Department of State, 2006-2008)

Katherine Himes, Director, McClure Center for Public Policy Research, University of Idaho (AAAS STPF U.S. Agency for International Development, 2011-2015)

Ashley Huderson, Director of Engineering Education and Outreach, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (AAAS STPF National Science Foundation, 2015-2017)

Margaret E. Kosal, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology (AAAS STPF U.S. Department of Defense, 2005-2007)

Eric Lee, Senior Biological Scientist, U.S. Government Accountability Office (AAAS STPF U.S. Agency for International Development, 2020-2021)

Taylor Winkleman-Cagle, Adjunct, Department of Microbiology, Georgetown University (AAAS STPF (sponsored by AVMA) U.S. Senate, 2016-2017)

Kwabena Yiadom, Principal Program Manager, Sensitive Mission Platforms, Microsoft (AAAS STPF U.S. Department of Defense, 2004-2005)

 

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