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Boosting American Scientific Brain Power

Friday, March 17th, 2017 - 15:58
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 15:50
The new legislation adds to a loosely organized network of continuing federal efforts to boost Americans’ engagement in STEM education.  In fact, President George W. Bush placed a governmentwide emphasis on STEM education in his State of the Union address in 2006 as a part of his national competitiveness agenda.

Journey of Discovery: Interview with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 - 17:04
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 16:00
NASA leads the nation on a great journey of discovery, seeking new knowledge and understanding of our Earth, sun, solar system, and the universe— out to its farthest reaches and back to its earliest moments of existence. To do this, it invests on the order of $3 billion annually in fundamental and applied research and technology development across a broad range of topics, including space and earth sciences, life and physical sciences, human health, aeronautics, and technology.

Dr. Ellen Stofan

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - 13:22
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What are NASA’s key science priorities? What is NASA doing to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education? When will we have definitive evidence of life outside of Earth? Join host Michael Keegan as they explore these questions with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist.
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Mon, 01/02/2017
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What are NASA’s key science priorities? What is NASA doing to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education? When will we have definitive evidence of life outside of Earth? Join host Michael Keegan as they explore these questions with Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA Chief Scientist.

Dr. Ellen Stofan

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 - 13:21
Dr. Ellen Stofan was appointed NASA chief scientist on August 25, 2013, serving as principal advisor to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the agency's science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments.

Dr. Reggie Brothers

Monday, January 4th, 2016 - 11:07
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What are the strategic priorities for DHS’ Science and Technology Directorate? What is the purpose of the national conversation on Homeland Security technology? How is DHS building strong and healthy leadership culture within its S&T directorate? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Reggie Brothers, Under Secretary for Science and Technology, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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Mon, 03/28/2016
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Dr. Reginald Brothers

Dr. Reginald Brothers

Monday, January 4th, 2016 - 11:01
Dr. Reginald Brothers was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 7, 2014, for the position of Under Secretary for Science and Technology at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As Under Secretary for Science and Technology, Dr.

Weekly Round-up: September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12th, 2014 - 10:50
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 09:58
 John Kamensky OMB Updates Performance.gov.  OMB posted third quarter performance progress updates for cross-agency and agency-specific priority goals on performance.gov.  In an accompanying blog post, OMB director Shawn Donovan highlights some specific accomplishments.

A Look at STEM Education: A Cross-Agency Priority Goal

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 - 11:17
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 10:09
Since the late 1950s, after the Russians launched Sputnik to the surprise of America, the federal government has promoted the development of a national workforce skilled in the sciences as a national security priority.  But the government also invests in developing similar skills for the federal workforce, given the hundreds of thousands of scientists, engineers, computer specialists, and doctors its employs.

Dr. Paul Anastas

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 - 14:37
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Through its research and development efforts, EPA seeks to identify effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions that are science-based and designed to meet current needs while minimizing potential human health and environmental risks. “There’s a 40-year history at EPA of deeply understanding the nature of the environmental problems we face,” explains Dr. Paul Anastas, assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and EPA’s science advisor, “whether it is the contaminants in our water, the pollution in our air, or the toxicity of chemicals.

Dr. Susan Hannam

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 - 16:32
Dr. Susan Hannam is Dean of the College of Health, Environment, and Science at Slippery Rock University. She has over 25 years of higher education experience in Canada and the United States. She has successfully led department reorganizations, including facilitating finding a niche (brand) and increasing their visibility and enrollments. She has led university-wide initiatives including development of mission/vision, continuous improvement projects and assessment initiatives.
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