Preliminary Report

 

 

Interviews to Leading Scientists

 

The Wilson Center in collaboration with the National Science Foundation interviewed scientists working at the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Further information and videos are available at http://www.wilsoncenter.org/convergence

 

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Final Workshop: Summary and Conclusions of the study

 

Venue: NSF
             4200 Wilson Boulevard, Stafford I Room 1235,
             Arlington, VA 22230

Date:    December 11, 2012

Time:    8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Archive of the webcast will be available at http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/nsf/121211

 


 

Workshop Agenda and Presentations

 

8:00 Registration and Coffee
8:30 Welcome at NSF
8:35 Welcome from Dr. Philip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science, OSTP, “Converging Technologies and National Priorities”
8:45 Overview of the Workshop, Bruce Tonn, U. of Tennessee
8:55 The Long View on Converging Knowledge and Technologies,
  Mike Roco, NSF
9:05 Scientific, Engineering, and Societal Challenges for Converging Technologies, George Whitesides, Harvard University
 
 (Each presentation leaves 5 min for Q&A)
   
9:30 Convergence Platform:  Foundational Science and Technology Tools, Mark Lundstrom, Purdue University                                                            
9:55 Convergence Platforms: Earth-Scale Systems, Bruce Tonn, University of Tennessee
   
10:20 Break
   
10:35 Convergence Platform: Human-Scale Convergence and the Quality of Life, William S. Bainbridge, NSF
11:00 Methods of Convergence, Mike Roco, NSF
11:25 Implications: Human Health and Physical Potential
Robert Urban, Johnson &Johnson, previously MIT and Piotr Grodzinski, National Cancer Institute
11:50 Implications: Human Cognition and Communication (Emergence of the Cognitive Society), James Olds, Krasnow Institute
   
12:15 Lunch
   
1:00 Case study: Developments in Cognitive Technologies, Stan Williams, Hewlett Packard
1:20 Implications: Societal Collective Outcomes, Including Manufacturing, Jian Cao, Northwestern U.
1:45 Implications: Preparation of People and Physical Infrastructure for Emerging Convergent Technologies, Jim Murday, University of Southern California
2:10 Implications: Sustainable Society,  Mamadou Diallo, Caltech and KAIST
2:35 Innovative and Responsible Governance for Added Value in Society,  Mike Roco, NSF
3:00 Interviews on Convergence for Public, David Rejeski, Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars
3:10 Overarching Conclusions, Bruce Tonn 
3:30 General Questions and Answers
4:30 Adjourn

 

 

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Contact Information

  1. Patricia Foland, WTEC, pfoland@ScienceUS.org, 410-467-9832
  2. Duane Shelton, WTEC, Shelton@ScienceUS.org, 717-615-2304
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    Study Coordinators


  • Mike Roco

    NSF
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  • Bill Bainbridge

    NSF
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  • Panel Chair


  • George Whitesides

    Harvard U.
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  • Panel Co-Chair

  • Bruce Tonn

    U. of Tennessee
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  • Panelists

  • Jian Cao

    North-
    western U.
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  • Mamadou Diallo

    Caltech and KAIST
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  • Robert Langer

    MIT
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  • Mark Lundstrom

    Purdue U.
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  • James L. Olds

    GMU.
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  • Robert G. Urban

    MIT
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  • H. S. Philip Wong

    Stanford U.
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    Reviewers


  • Dawn Bonnell

    U. Penn.
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  • J. Tinsley Oden

    U. Texas
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    Other Contributors


  • Dave Rejeski

    WWICS
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