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Jefferson Science Fellowship Program

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Recognizing that knowledge of state-of-the-art science, technology, and engineering (STE) is essential to the formulation and implementation of U.S. government policy, the Secretary of State began the Jefferson Science Fellows (JSF) program in 2003. Eligibility is limited to tenured, or similarly appointed, academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning. Fellows spend one year at the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Agency for International Development in Washington, D.C. Following the fellowship year, the Jefferson Science Fellow returns to his/her academic career, but remains available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects. In its 13 year history, over 135 Jefferson Science Fellows have worked in various Department of State and USAID offices and regional bureaus, providing valuable insights in policy-making decisions

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-FP-18-P-25

RSO: Gamble, Ray



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National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
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Smart Cities and Their Technologies: An Introduction to Smart Cities and the Technologies Needed to Implement Them

Rapid urbanization brings not only economic opportunities but also challenges to city operations, including to transportation, water, energy, health care, and the delivery of city services. Digital technologies may help in addressing these challenges, allowing data to be collected and analyzed to manage and adapt municipal services. This seminar, after answering the question “What is a smart city?,” will explain some of the key technologies that will be employed in implementing smart cities:  5G, IoT, machine learning.

***Be sure to bring a form of government-issued identification with you to show the guard upon entering the National Academy of Sciences Building prior to the start of the lecture.***

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If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Leah Probst
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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2652

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