White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, 25th Anniversary Symposium (pt.3) MIT 5/1/2001

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, 25th Anniversary Symposium (pt.3) MIT 5/1/2001

by Alannah

The 25th anniversary of the White House OSTP is celebrated at MIT with a day-long symposium on science and technology policy, held on May 1, 2001. Talks and panel discussions are presented throughout the day by eight former presidential science policy advisors who speak on issues they faced while in office, and by other distinguished speakers who offer a prospective look at science and technology policy concerns.

During the day’s afternoon session, titled “Cross-Cutting Issues,” the audience hears from:
• Rita Rossi Colwell, “Confronting the Human Capital Crisis: Tapping the Talent” (Director, National Science Foundation);
• William Wolf, “New Engineering Ethics: Great Achievements and Grand Challenges” (President, National Academy of Engineering);
• Prof. Daniel E. Hastings, “Technology and Policy Education Needs” (Director, Technology Policy Program, MIT Engineering Systems Division; MIT AeroAstro);
• Charles Holland, “Defense Technology” (Director of Information Systems, Dept. of Defense);
• Institute Professor Phillip Sharp (speaking about political issues and biotechnology);
• David D. Clark, “Internet Communications and Information Technology” (Senior Research Scientist, MIT LCS);
• Prof. Ronald Prinn, “The Greenhouse Gamble” (Director, MIT EAPS).

MIT President Charles M. Vest concludes the symposium.

The White House OSCP was established by Congress in 1976 to provide the President and others within the Executive Office of the President with advice on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, the environment (including global climate change), and the technological recovery and use of resources, among other topics.

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