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Resource of the week: Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program


Graduate students, postdocs and recent graduates of PhD programs are eligible to apply for this fellowship, which is designed to engage scientists in US. science and technology policy.  The deadline is May 1, 2010.

Resource of the Week: MIT Science Policy Initiative mailing list


The MIT Science Policy Initiative is arguably the most active
student-run science policy group in the Cambridge area. They run a
science policy boot camp, take trips to DC and work with other groups
in the area. Their email list is a must for keeping up with
internships, speaking events, and other opportunities. Sign up at

Resource of the Week: Woods Institute Energy Seminar


Resource of the Week:
Woods Institute Energy Seminar

The Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford hosts a world-class energy seminar that is freely available online. Speakers come from industry, government and academia to discuss all aspects of today’s energy landscape from carbon sequestration, to smart grid technologies. By now it is common knowledge that there is no silver bullet for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and getting off fossil fuels. Therefore, it is all the more important to be well informed about the many disparate technologies that must compose any successful energy policy. The Woods Institute Energy Seminar provides the in-depth information on energy technologies that is hard to come by elsewhere.  The seminar is available on YouTube or download it to your iPod via iTunes for your next plane ride.


In particular, see this National Geographic video and corresponding Woods Energy Seminar on  Solar Thermal Power plants:

Resource of the Week: Science Insider Blog


In this segment we will highlight a different science or policy resource each week– starting with the blog ScienceInsider. The folks that brought you the journal Science have recently created a new science policy blog called ScienceInsider. Like most blogs, ScienceInsider is updated daily with short stories and lots of links. But unlike most blogs, ScienceInsider is well written by a professional staff and offers the same quality you would expect from Science magazine.  ScienceInsider is the place to go for short updates of general science policy interest.

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