Science Outside the Lab Nanotech & Policy

May 16-27, 2022
Online event

“Science Outside the Lab” is a workshop in Washington, D.C. that explores the relationships among science, innovation, policy, and societal outcomes. This customized one week version, sponsored by the Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW), will investigate the context of nanotechnology decision-making in government and business at the local, state, federal, and international levels. During the week-long workshop participants meet and interact with groups of people who fund, regulate, shape, critique, publicize, and study nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. This includes people like congressional staffers, lobbyists, funding agency officers, regulators, journalists, academics, museum curators, and others.

Science Outside the Lab brings a small cohort of graduate student scientists and engineers into a participatory learning environment, allowing extensive access to speakers and educational opportunities. The goal is to expose participants to as many different viewpoints as possible and help them understand how people and institutions influence and learn from science.

Graduate students affiliated with the universities that participate in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) who are interested in how decisions are made about science and innovation funding, regulation, and policy are encouraged to apply to this program.

Because of the current COVID-19 situation, the 2022 edition of Nano Science Outside the Lab will be held in a virtual format.

May 16 – 27, 2022 (12 pm-3 pm Eastern Time / 9 am-Noon Pacific Time Daily)

Information and Application Link for the
2022 NNCI-sponsored Science Outside the Lab Workshop

Due Date: March 14, 2022


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