• 2022 Potomac ACM Policy Challenge - the Potomac ACM Chapter,

    The Potomac ACM Policy Challenge encourages talented students who value a peaceful future, collaboration, and intellectual experience to conduct research on technology policy outside of the classroom. We believe that young students can influence their community by increasing engagement, knowledge, and awareness about technology policy and forming a public consensus on it. Public awareness, comprehension, and participation can help shape tomorrow’s technology policy. The Challenge, organized by the Potomac Association for Computing Machinery Chapter, is a forum for students free to apply, showcase their research, exchange ideas, and improve their communication skills while competing for awards.

  • Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Scientists - American Society for Microbiology

    To move the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) forward, it's crucial that there is more diversity, which means the inclusion of minorities, veterans and people with disabilities working in these fields. The first ABRCMS hosted by ASM in 2001, was founded to encourage minority, first-generation, veteran, and disabled students to pursue higher education in STEM. Today, ABRCMS is one of the largest professional conferences for underrepresented scientists at various stages of their professional and educational journeys -- providing additional programming for graduate students, postdocs and non-students. The four-day conference includes: -More than 2,100 poster and oral presentations given by undergraduate and postbaccalaureate students -Scientific and professional development sessions -More than 400 exhibit booths -Networking and mentoring opportunities -Plenary speakers -Conference programming tracks for undergraduates, graduates & postdoctoral scientists, and non-students -Awards banquet

  • Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Education - Thresholds in Education

    This special issue seeks to elaborate on the theme of contemporary challenges and opportunities in rural education. Authors are free to engage the theme discretely or simultaneously. Why do contemporary challenges and opportunities in rural education matter? There is a long history of considering rural spaces as lacking. Rural spaces are unique unto themselves and thus can support the changes and innovations that are necessary for their sustainability. When rural places are resourced and supported, they can find ways to flex and adapt to all kinds of hardship by using assets to foster innovation and create positive narratives of community viability and sustainability. What are the issues that rural communities face both historically and currently? What are the narratives that have supported their growth and those that must be countered to shed new light on what it means to be from and a part of a rural place? What are the pedagogical approaches introduced and studied that build on rural and small community assets and successes? What efforts, on local, state and national levels are being leveraged to engage rural communities and improve rural schools?

  • Open Science Policies as an Accelerator for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - Journal of Science Policy & Governance

    Open science is a movement towards a more accessible, more transparent, and more participatory way of designing, conducting, publishing, and evaluating scholarly research. Open science can be a true game changer in bridging the science, technology and innovation gaps between and within countries, fulfilling the human right to science and leaving no one behind. We invite students, post-doctoral researchers, policy fellows, early career researchers and young professionals from around the world to develop bold and innovative policy and governance ideas for exploring the untapped potential of open science to create a better society, and push for the attainment of the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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