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The 8th Annual Dupont Summit 2015 on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

The Policy Studies Organization invites CSW members to attend our annual Dupont Summit in Washington DC. Presentations will span across sectors and partisanships on topics including education, health policy, climate change, water policy and management, urban farming, transportation, and the implications of science and technology policy. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided […]

Catalyzing Science with Open Data — E-Learning with Massive Open Online Acronyms

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, are part of the open data and open source movement. Many view MOOCs as a disruptive innovation within education because these free, online learning modules challenge conventional norms and status-quo learning styles. The line between teacher and student becomes blurred, as many MOOCs rely […]

Catalyzing Science with Open Data — Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science

New Frontiers with Data Exploration Data are a valuable national asset, as highlighted in the first part of this Open Science series. Big, open, interoperable data and technology are transforming society, science, and medicine by unlocking new answers to complex questions previously unsolvable. Data also underlie science, guiding evidence-based endeavors […]

Motivated Reasoning and Science in Politics

What we feel actually changes what we see. There’s a whole branch of psychology that investigates this phenomena, and it has serious implications on science, and how science is used in policy and politics. It’s called “motivated reasoning,” and you’re probably already familiar with one version of it. Back in […]

The Triple Point: Vaccines, Personal Freedom, and Public Safety

Last month, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a health advisory while they investigated “a multi-state outbreak of measles associated with travel to Disneyland Resort Theme Parks.”  Over 150 people around the country have been infected from the recent outbreak of a disease that the CDC considered “eliminated” from […]