THE GATHERING STORM
Developing Regional Innovation Environments
SUMMARY OF A WORKSHOP
Tom Arrison and Steve Olson, Rapporteurs
Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
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PLANNING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORKSHOP ON
RISING ABOVE THE GATHERING STORM: DEVELOPING
REGIONAL INNOVATION ENVIRONMENTS
Judith Kimble (Chair), Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief, Science and Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
Ruth A. David, President and Chief Executive Officer, Analytical Services, Inc.
C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., Regents Professor and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland
William J. Spencer, Chairman Emeritus, SEMATECH
Principal Project Staff
Kevin Finneran, Director, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
Tom Arrison, Rapporteur and Senior Staff Officer, Policy and Global Affairs Division
Neeraj Gorkhaly, Research Associate, Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy
Steve Olson, Rapporteur and Consultant-Writer
COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND PUBLIC POLICY
Richard N. Zare (Chair), Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor in Natural Science, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Linda M. Abriola, Dean of the School of Engineering, Tufts University
Claude R. Canizares, Vice President for Research and Associate Provost and Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Moses H.W. Chan, Evan Pugh Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State University
Ralph J. Cicerone (ex-officio), President, National Academy of Sciences
Paul Citron, Vice President (Retired), Technology Policy and Academic Relations, Medtronic, Inc.
Ruth A. David, President and Chief Executive Officer, ANSER (Analytic Services, Inc.)
Harvey V. Fineberg (ex-officio), President, Institute of Medicine
Judith Kimble, Investigator, HHMI; Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr. (ex-officio), Regents Professor and Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, University of Maryland
Percy A. Pierre, Vice President and Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University
E. Albert Reece, Vice President for Medical Affairs, Bowers Distinguished Professor, and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Maryland
Susan C. Scrimshaw, President, The Sage Colleges
William J. Spencer, Chairman Emeritus, SEMATECH
Michael S. Turner, Rauner Distinguished Service Professor, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The University of Chicago
Charles M. Vest (ex-officio), President, National Academy of Engineering
Nancy S. Wexler, Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology, Columbia University
Kevin Finneran, Director
Neeraj P. Gorkhaly, Research Associate
Marion Ramsey, Administrative Associate
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2 Revitalizing K-12 Science and Mathematics Education
3 Strengthening Undergraduate Education in Science and Engineering
4 Building Effective Partnerships
5 Fostering Regional Technology Development and Entrepreneurship
B Biographical Sketches of Agenda Speakers and Planning Committee Members