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Project Information

Project Information


Jefferson Science Fellowship Program


Project Scope:

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



Geographic Focus:
Global

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

No data present.


Events



Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Lecture

Description :   
Earth Observation Technologies and Their Roles in Supporting Public Policy: An Overview of Trends in Earth Observation and New Capabilities Enabled

The launch of the TIROS-1 satellite in 1960 enabled a new perspective on how we view our planet. For over sixty years, space-based earth observation has provided global access for monitoring our weather and environment, assessing crop production and disaster damage, and tracking urban growth and land-use changes, among other uses. Recent and upcoming new civilian government and commercial systems will enable more complete and timely information. This talk will review satellite remote sensing capabilities and techniques, emerging technologies, and new applications in support of public policy, including the use of satellite data and global models for air quality monitoring and forecasting.

***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.***


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
https://kerekes.eventbrite.com


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
Contact Email:  lprobst@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2652

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Lecture

Description :   

The Interface of Smallholder Technology and Locally Led Development

A prevailing paradigm in international development is that, in order for development efforts to outlive funding provided by development agencies, those efforts must be grounded in local leadership. However, local attitudes towards new technologies may be diverse and strongly held. This talk will explore some of the factors that may inhibit technology adoption, including concerns over intellectual property, food safety, environmental safety, and erosion of cultural identity. It will also touch on the value of potential collaborations between social scientists and natural scientists to promote public engagement and leadership development that is grounded in both natural and social sciences.

***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.***


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
https://vincelli.eventbrite.com


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
Contact Email:  lprobst@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2652

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Lecture

Description :   

A Retrospective, Mixed-Methods Impact Analysis of the U.S. Embassy Science Fellows Program

The U.S. Embassy Science Fellows (ESF) Program dispatches American federal science and technology experts abroad to support and advance U.S. mission strategic priorities. Since its inception in 2001, 21 U.S. Government agencies and approximately 550 Fellows have participated in this program. The ‘boots-on-the-ground’ science diplomacy actions of the ESF program help advance American science and foreign policy interests, promote cooperation with U.S. allies and partners, and highlight American scientific leadership and excellence. The goal of this research was to use a mixed-methods research approach to evaluate these claims using (1) almost two decades of recorded logistical data; (2) quantitative and qualitative survey data measuring past fellows’ perceptions of their ESF experience, (3) and, the personal reflections of this JSF – who not only managed the 2019 ESF cycle but served as an ESF herself to Embassy Bucharest in the area of STEM education and workforce enrichment.

***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.***


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
https://mclaughlin.eventbrite.com


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
Contact Email:  lprobst@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2652

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Lecture

Description :   

Urbanization: Scoping the Challenges and Opportunities for Foreign Assistance

With relatively little fanfare, urban living has become the norm for most of humanity. Today, the most rapidly urbanizing regions of the world are in Africa and Asia. As they seek to achieve long-term development and humanitarian goals, urbanization will present a host of opportunities and challenges for the United States and other international donors. The talk will describe ongoing work to identify specific ways that foreign assistance can be tailored to address projected trends and challenges of urbanization in an effective and efficient manner that protects long-term U.S. interests.

***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.***


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
https://gadperry.eventbrite.com


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
Contact Email:  lprobst@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2652

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Lecture

Description :   

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.***


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/63788767922


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
Contact Email:  lprobst@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2652

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.