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Science Outside the Lab - Applications Now Open

Science Outside the Lab
Nanotechnology and Policy

June 4 – 10, 2017

Science Outside the Lab brings a small cohort of graduate student scientists and engineers to Washington, D.C. to explore the relationships among science, innovation, and policy. 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.

This customized one week version is sponsored by the NSF funded Nanotechnology Collaborative Infrastructure Southwest (NCI-SW) and will be led by Dr. Jameson Wetmore. During the workshop participants will investigate the context of nanotechnology decision-making in government and business at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Participants will meet and interact with congressional staffers, lobbyists, funding agency officers, regulators, journalists, academics, museum curators, and others to learn how and why nanotechnology and other emerging technologies are funded, regulated, shaped, critiqued, and publicized.

Graduate students affiliated with NCI-SW and other nodes of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) are encouraged to apply to this program. We are looking for candidates who are interested in how decisions are made about science and innovation funding, regulation, and policy.

NCI-SW will cover the program fees, housing, transportation, and some meals for those applicants chosen to participate.

For more information and to submit an application, see the SOtL page.


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