Robert Spurrier Boege (“Bur—ga”) is Executve Director of the STEMConnector™ Project and has served as Executive Director of ASTRA, the Alliance for Science & Technology Research in America since December 2000. Boege also serves as Vice President for the ASTRA / STEMconnector partnership.
Data-driven policy research is ASTRA’s hallmark. Boege has served as principal investigator for three major projects related to the STEM Workforce and Innovation.
Recently, ASTRA’s “Innovation Vital Projects,” funded by the former Technology Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce, helped stimulate a variety of private and public sector initiatives, now being pursued by entities like the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, the National Academies, and the White House. ASTRA’s annual State STEM Ed Report Cards and State R&D Reports are used by an estimated 410,000 global users for education and advocacy purposes annually. Boege has created STEMConnector’s® State STEM Ed Report Cards with a new focus on STEM job creation, and oversees the creation of STEMConnector’s® new Internet portal.
Boege has served in various positions within the government, the nonprofit sector and industry. He brings extensive legal, database visualization, management and digital media expertise to the policy arena. Boege has created documentation for taxonomic and nomenclature projects related to litigation support activities, legal citation, innovation, and workforce policy.
He managed and created digital products for the Congressional Research Service, where he served in its American Law Division. He also directed retrospective cataloging conversions (RECON) of print materials to digital formats at the U.S. Library of Congress, and headed the MARC Miscellaneous Languages Verification Unit IV for the Library.
Boege has created and supervised litigation database support projects, and overseen the coding and indexing of massive amounts of evidence for clients. Boege managed several litigation support projects for the government under confidentiality restrictions.
From 1999-2000 he served in the Technology Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he specialized in issues related to the “new” economy, workforce development and technology policy.
He has published extensively in the areas of nonprofit taxation and antitrust law. Boege created the publication Association Law & Policy and served as its editor for 11 years.