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2014-01-27 16:20:42

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 10 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 29, eight NASA astronaut candidates will join John P. Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and students from Washington area schools for the annual White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (SoSTEM) address. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television will provide live coverage of this event to promote...

2013-04-05 23:03:37

On May 8, 2013, Stevens Institute of Technology welcomes Dr. John P. Holdren as the keynote speaker in the President´s Distinguished Lecture Series, hosted by Stevens President Nariman Farvardin. Holdren is Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Co-chair of the President´s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Holdren to Deliver Progress Report on...

2011-07-07 19:43:16

USAID's Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) will leverage NSF investments in research to address global development challenges The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched an international joint initiative to address global development challenges. PEER, "Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research," capitalizes on competitively-awarded investments to support and build scientific and technical...

2010-07-16 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) gathered many of the world's leading scientists and development thinkers, along with leaders of key federal science agencies to help map out a bold new Science, Technology and Innovation strategy for USAID. The conference, entitled "Transforming Development Through Science Technology and Innovation" was the first step in helping USAID to identify...

2010-03-19 09:00:00

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology Dr. John P. Holdren, Haitian Ministry of Health's Marie Denise Milord to address National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges for the 21st Century at Midwest Summit CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 21-22, engineering, government, non-profit and business leaders from across the United States and abroad, as well as local high school and college students, will convene at...

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2010-02-10 13:11:42

A new University of California, Davis, study by a top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict when sudden shifts in Earth's natural systems will occur -- a worrisome finding for scientists trying to identify the tipping points that could push climate change into an irreparable global disaster. "Many scientists are looking for the warning signs that herald sudden changes in natural systems, in hopes of forestalling those changes, or improving our preparations...

2010-02-01 07:25:58

NASA will hold news conferences on Monday, Feb. 1, and Tuesday, Feb. 2, to discuss the fiscal year 2011 budget request and announce bold new developments in the nation's civil space effort. On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Chief Financial Officer Beth Robinson will brief reporters about the agency's fiscal year 2011 budget during a teleconference at 12:30 p.m. EST. This is a change from the previously announced 3 p.m. Monday news conference in the James E. Webb Memorial...

2010-01-28 13:09:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. John P. Holdren, President Barack Obama's science and technology advisor and director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will give the Keynote Address at the ESRI Federal User Conference (FedUC) on February 17, 2010, in Washington, D.C. He will address an audience of government leaders and geographic information system (GIS) professionals from all levels of government. "The federal government is revolutionizing the...

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2009-12-03 12:05:00

A series of controversial e-mails from a British university's climate center were obtained by computer hackers and posted online about two weeks ago and now House Republicans are saying they are evidence of corruption surrounding man-made climate change, The Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, top administration scientists say they found no such sign of corruption and argued that the surrounding controversy doesn't change the fact that the world is warming. Climate change skeptics contend...

2009-09-29 07:00:00

Briefing is the final in a three-part series on "Achieving Recovery Through Discovery" WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WHAT: The Council for American Medical Innovation will host a breakfast briefing on Capitol Hill titled "Incentives for American Medical Innovation - Protecting America's Greatest Innovators." Political leaders, pharmaceutical industry and health policy experts will explore important changes needed in...


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