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James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Science, Technology and Innovation Policy in the New Administration

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
6:00 PM  to 8:00 PM

Baker Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

Innovation, a hallmark of 21st century private industry in the U.S. and around the world, relies on a skilled and diverse workforce as well as advances in science and technology. These advances are made possible by strong public and private investments in research and development. To ensure the future prosperity of all Americans, the new administration will be challenged to create science and technology-related policies and initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and training at all levels; support pathbreaking science and engineering research; and foster private sector innovation through partnerships with states, universities, national laboratories and private industry. At this event, theoretical physicist Jim Gates and Microsoft Research executive Jeanette Wing will explore ways in which the new administration can impact and improve U.S. science, technology and innovation. This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program and McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in conjunction with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Rice University's George R. Brown School of Engineering and Wiess School of Natural Sciences. Support for this program was generously provided by Benjamin and Winifer Cheng. Join the conversation online with #BakerCivicSci.

Open to the Public / Registration Required

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