Science & Technology Policy Fellow

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It is a great honor and pleasure to announce that I have been granted a Fellowship in Science Policy at the National Academies, in Washington DC. As anyone could tell by the topics of this blog, I am quite interested in Science and Technology, and its relation with Society. I regard Science Policy as the ultimate tool to articulate this relation at large. I am, thus, really looking forward this professional opportunity.  Just few more weeks, on the 30th of August.

The Fellowship, called “Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program” is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy. The host institution, the National Academies is a corporation created under Lincoln´s mandate almost 150 years ago. Its members serve as “advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine.”

In particular I will be joining the Space Studied Board, helping in whichever way they deem most appropriate. Space falls closest to my research expertise, so we already know some ways I could collaborate with them. Space policy is truly an interesting topic that will draw increasing attention, as we get more benefits (and dependence) from a proper utilization of the space (scientific, commercial, strategic, economic, for development, …). As I said, I am really looking forward August the 30th.

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