How to Create a Cool Job and Science for Change Speaker Series: Change the World. The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation in International Development

Tue, January 31, 2012 | Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302

5:00 PM

Science, Technology and Innovation  ::  Solve, Transform, Impact
Science, Technology and Innovation :: Solve, Transform, Impact

Joshua Mandell, Science, Technology and Innovation Program Officer at The World Bank

Joshua Mandell is currently the Science and Technology Program Officer at The World Bank working at the Global Practice for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ITE). The ITE portfolio is focused on building innovation capacity in the public and private sector. This work includes building a knowledge workforce, promoting technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, strengthening science and innovation policy and supporting inclusive innovations for developing countries.

Mr. Mandell served as the Senior Fellow at the Institute on Science for Global Policy at the University of California and the Senior Science and Technology Adviser at the British Embassy in Washington, DC, where he was responsible for research collaboration between the UK and US, trade and investment opportunities in S&T, and international science policy. Before joining the UK Worldwide S&T Network in July 2003, Joshua worked as an environmental scientist and policy consultant in the private sector and for the U.S. Government where he specialized in areas of natural resource management, geographic information systems, remote sensing and environmental regulatory policy. He also served in the Office of the Vice President at the White House.

Tuesday, January 31st at 5pm, Avaya Auditorium, ACES 2.302.
Come early to get a seat and plan to stay and chat with the speaker at the reception to follow.

All semester, CNS will be bringing top minds from around the country to speak to you, our future leaders, about how scientists advance our social and economic future. It will give you concrete examples of people who started with a degree in science, but have made a difference in policy, government, international relations or the economy. They are people who are changing the world, and they want to share with you how to dream big and accomplish great things outside of (or alongside) a career in the lab or the hospital.

Details on all the semester's talks can be found at:

- February 28th -  Michael Holland, former lead staff for the House Science and Technology Committee, former Program Director in the Office of Management and Budget and in Office of Science and Technology Policy, now Staff Director for Undersecretary Koonin in Department of Energy.  
-  April 16th - Neal Lane, former Director of the National Science Foundation
- April 24th - Joye Purser, former Legislative Director for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Jackson and now an Analyst in the Defense Department.
- Date TBA - Deborah Koolbeck, Legislative Director in Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office.  Deborah is a physicist/astronomer and went to DC on a congressional fellowship from American Physical Society.  Has been staff on several House Committees

Sponsored by: College of Natural Sciences' Scientist for Tomorrow Program, to recruit and train future leaders in science, funded by the National Science Foundation

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