Featured This Month
National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh argues that global cooperation in the development of scientists and engineers are key to achieving a stable world economy. Suresh, a distinguished engineer and professor, leads the only federal agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and education.
Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, joins Dr. V. Ramanathan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography for a conversation on Climate Justice, linking human rights to science, in order to protect vulnerable populations and foster equitable stewardship of the world's resources. Roger Bingham, Director of The Science Network, moderates.
Calls for breakthroughs in science and technology have never been louder, and yet the demand for innovation is made more challenging by public and political misconceptions surrounding where, when, and how it happens. Professor Andrew Hargadon uses historical research to advance our current understanding of the innovation process. He discussed the social and technical context in which electric light, and the modern electric power infrastructure, were born and consider its implications for managing innovation in science and technology today.