Type: Public event

U.S. Science and Technology Policy: Past, Present and Future

Date & time

Feb 15, 2019, 11:30 am-12:50 pm EST


Weill Hall, Betty Ford Classroom
735 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments provided.


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About the event:

Thomas Kalil, Chief Innovation Officer at Schmidt Futures and former Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Obama Administration, will discuss some of the science and technology policy priorities of President Obama – including STEM education, identifying and pursuing 21st-Century Grand Challenges, such as the BRAIN Initiative, and increasing R&D in critical technologies such as robotics, advanced materials, and Big Data.  He will also discuss “lessons learned” from his service at the White House and address future challenges for U.S. science and technology policy.