STEM Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness

Event Date:   Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Location:   Washington, DC

Join us for a one-day workshop, STEM Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competitiveness, on 6 June 2012, at AAAS, in Washington D.C. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Enterprise (STEM) is the driving force for the U.S. and global economic and social advancements.

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) enterprise is a unique ensemble of R&D accomplished by the federal, academic and private sectors, both national and international. It is the driving force for economic and social advancement for humankind. The economic health of this enterprise is of importance to all people. Policies and regulations must be derived from basic incorruptible data and measures to maintain a healthy and productive STEM enterprise.

Our goal is to bring leaders to discuss important questions facing the enterprise and to develop policy positions based on concrete data and proven algorithms. It is prudent to develop STEM policies that are derived from incorruptible data and measures to best plan for a healthy and productive enterprise, future economic growth and rapid innovation.

The first STEM Workshop was held at George Washington University on 21 October 2009 in Washington, D.C., to address these issues.

Input to the STEM R&D enterprise is federal, state, industry and academics funding. But what are the outputs, and more importantly the outcomes from that investment that can drive policy implications? Is bibliometric data reasonable in measuring output, both quantity and quality, or are new data sources needed to quantify output? What data exists to follow interactions among the STEM enterprise sectors: federal, state, academic and private industry? What is the outcome or impact of the R&D investment on society and quality of life? How can we measure and assess the outcomes?

The workshop will provide a forum to address these issues and discover roadmaps and milestones that can lead to policy implications and positions.

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2012 Workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Enterprise: Measures for Innovation and Competiveness
6 June 2012
AAAS, Washington, D.C.

Confirmed Speakers
Dr. Martin M. Sokoloski, Chair, 2009 & 2012 STEM Workshop Planning Committee
Dr. Robert D. Atkinson, President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Mr. Robert S. Boege, J.D., Executive Director, The Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America (ASTRA)
Dr. Kaye Husbands Fealing, Senior Program Director, National Academies’ Committee on
National Statistics
Prof. Richard Freeman, Department of Economics, Harvard University, and National Bureau of Economic Research
Mr. David Goldston, Former Chief of Staff, U.S. House Science Committee
Dr. Mary L. Good, Donaghey University Professor and Dean, Donaghey College of Information Science
and Systems Engineering, University of Arkansas-Little Rock
Prof. Diana Hicks, Chair, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr. Ron Hira, Associate Professor, Public Policy, Rochester Institute of Technology
The Honorable Rush Holt, U.S. Representative - New Jersey, 12th District
Mr. Matthew Hourihan, Director, R&D Budget & Policy Program, American Association for the
Advancement of Science
Ms. Ann Kushmerick, Manager, Research Evaluation & Bibliometric Data, Intellectual Property & Science, Thomson Reuters
Dr. Stephen A. Merrill, Executive Director, Science, Technology & Economic Policy
The National Academies
Prof. Daniel Sarewitz, Director & Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
Arizona State University
Dr. Richard Silberglitt, Senior Physical Scientist, The RAND Corporation
Mr. Edward Swallow, Vice President, Business Development, Civil Systems Division, Information
Systems, Northrup Grumman Corporation
Prof. Nicholas Vonortas, Director, Center for International Science and Technology Policy; and Director,
International Science & Technology Policy Program, George Washington University
Dr. Ralph Wyndrum, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Engineering Consultants; and Past President,