America is home to extraordinary assets in science, engineering, and mathematics that, if properly applied within the educational system, could revitalize student interest and increase proficiency in these subjects and support an American economic renewal, according to a new report from an independent council of Presidential advisors.
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DATE: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
TIME: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Live streamed on PCAST website
The President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), which is part of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), is soliciting information and ideas from stakeholders—including the research community, the private sector, universities, national laboratories, State and local governments, foundations, and nonprofit organizations—regarding the congruence of three areas of research that together are transforming the technology landscape: information technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Specifically, PITAC would like to know:
What are the critical infrastructures that only government can help provide that are needed to enable creation of new biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology products and innovations that will lead to new jobs and greater GDP?
Additional points to consider can be found on the websites cited below.
Stakeholders can submit ideas at the OpenPCAST website: http://pcast.ideascale.com/ and can also submit comments during a live webcast discussion that will take place on Tuesday, June 22 from 10 am to 2:30 pm on the PCAST website.
Media can cover the discussion and submitted comments via the live webcast on the PCAST website.
For full agenda and instructions for listening: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/pcast