U.S. Ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy announced last week the launch of the TOMODACHI Toshiba Science & Technology Leadership Academy. This marks the beginning of Toshiba’s partnership in the TOMODACHI Initiative, a public-private partnership between the U.S.-Japan Council and the U.S. Embassy in Japan. http://www.nsta.org/about/pressroom.aspx?id=60093
DENVER KEYNOTE SPEAKER DENVER Conference: DEC. 12–14 Twice featured on "60 Minutes"— Dr. Geoffrey Ling, deputy director for Defense Sciences office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), will provide updates on the progress of his work developing a prosthetic arm that is controlled directly by a patient's brain.
Self-proclaimed Science Evangelist Ainissa Ramirez will be the Keynote Speaker for our 2013 STEM Forum & Expo in St. Louis, Missouri, May 15-18, 2013. If you don't know Dr. Ramirez yet, view her TED talk to get fired up about STEM! http://blog.ted.com/2012/03/02/a-sputnik-moment-for-stem-education-ainissa-ramirez-at-ted2012/
“The need for students to understand the value of the neurosciences and the damaging effects of illicit drug use, the mechanisms of addiction, and of the scientific and ethical basis of animal-based drug abuse research is critical.” (NSTA Press p. 6) -- Terra Nova Learning Systems
General Session Speaker at the San Antonio Nat'l Conference, April 11–14, 2013. Cheryl M. McNair will share the vision and goals of the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Educational (D.R.E.M.E.) Science Literacy Foundation, honoring the life and legacy of the late astronaut Dr. Ronald E. McNair.