UT Dallas Grad Students to Join NAS Policy Forum

Dec. 10, 2007

Five UT Dallas graduate students will take part next month in a policy forum sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. 

The event Jan. 4 and 5 will bring together a cross-section of government, academia and industry to address practices and opportunities in the science and technology professions.

The UT Dallas participants are Yongwan Chun, Matthew Openshaw, Justin Schaefers, Sai Loganathan and Beena Kadakkuzha.

The conference is designed for students, postdoctoral fellows and recent graduates interested in studying and careers in science and technology policy.

The conference is being organized by Kevin Finneran, editor of Issues in Science & Technology.

Events include opportunities to talk to policymakers from Congress, the executive branch, international organizations, advocacy groups, companies, professional associations, disciplinary societies, and the media, to learn more about career paths in these areas.

Keynote speakers include Nina Fedoroff, the science and technology adviser to the secretary of state; and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

This is the first time that the Academies have organized such an event for graduate students. All three presidents of the national academies will speak at the event. 

More than 100 students are attending from Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Emory, Georgia Tech, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia, Arizona State University, Colorado, Georgia Tech, New York University, Wisconsin, Duke and Illinois, among others. 

About Issues in Science and Technology

Issues in Science and Technology is the award-winning journal of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and the University of Texas at Dallas. Visit online at www.issues.org.


Media Contact: Kevin Finneran, 202-965-5648, kfinnera@nas.edu

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