Carnegie Mellon University

Science, Technology and Policy Forum

Through lectures, panels, and roundtable discussions, the Science, Technology and Policy Forum aims to spark dynamic, campus-wide dialogue on scientific and technological innovation and their potential societal and policy impacts. Throughout the academic year, CMU will host recognized internal and external thought leaders who will expose faculty, students, and staff to ways in which research extends beyond the laboratory. The forum also gives the Pittsburgh community an opportunity to hear leading scientists, technologists, and policy experts discuss their fields, potentially promoting science and technology as a critical public good. All lectures and panels are open to the campus community and public.

2016-2017 Speakers

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Joan Ferrini-Mundy

Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
Education and Human Resources (EHR) Directorate

Shaping Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Learning for Tomorrow: Challenges and Opportunities
November 15, 2016

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Susan Athey

Economics of Technology Professor
Stanford Graduate School of Business

The Impact of the Internet on the News Media
March 28, 2016

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Fay Lomax Cook

Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
Director, Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate

Opportunities and Challenges in the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
April 27, 2016

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Mark Johnson

Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office 
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

Atoms, Watts and Bytes: Emerging Scientific Convergence in Advanced Manufacturing
April 10, 2017

2015-2016 Speakers

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Jim Kurose

Assistant Director
National Science Foundation, Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE)

An Expanding and Expansive View of Computing
October 8, 2015

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Pramod Khargonekar

Assistant Director
National Science Foundation for the Directorate of Engineering

Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Research, Education, and Innovation
December 7, 2015