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The Next Trillion-Dollar Industry Could Be Built on Genetic Code

Dawn Nakagawa | Posted 02.04.2016 | World
Dawn Nakagawa

Alec Ross served as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior advisor for innovation. During that role, he earned unique insight into the changing nature of technology. In his new book, "The Industries of the Future," Ross not only lays out the key industries that will shape the 21st century, but also provides the geopolitical, cultural and generational contexts out of which they are emerging. Berggruen Institute's Dawn Nakagawa sat down with Ross to discuss the book.

STEM Alone Is Not Enough

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

If one does a general Google search for STEM, there will be more than 60 million results. If you narrow the search to STEM education news, more than 70,000 articles will appear for the past year alone.

Tips for hiring STEMM talent into government

Tom Fox | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal government's demand for talent in the science, technology, engineering, mathematical and medical (STEMM) fields is growing, but is often i...

Technology Presents New Educational Opportunities for Latino Youth

Jason Resendez | Posted 05.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

Two recent events underscored the importance of utilizing digital tools to inspire students and demonstrated the intersection between technology and education.

Immigration, Science and Technology

James M. Gentile | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
James M. Gentile

The loss of highly skilled immigrants is a serious threat to our global economic leadership -- and the jobs that flow from it -- and eliminating government obstacles in the way of that talent should be a top priority.

Accepting the Challenge of Continued U.S. Science Leadership

James M. Gentile | Posted 11.12.2012 | Science
James M. Gentile

Research Corporation for Science Advancement pledges to work aggressively to rally our academic colleagues, sister foundations, and other like-minded organizations for a frontal assault on the current stumbling blocks impeding the production of more top-quality science and scientists.

Joe Biden vs. Paul Ryan: Smart vs Dumb Visions for America

Steve Clemons | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

America has budget challenges and these need to be met, but to forsake investment in the future assures a dumber future for the nation. This is what is at stake, and the debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan is the vital exchange that Americans must hear in deciding the country's course.

Maker Lab Teaches Rockets, Circuits, and Soldering

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.21.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Youth Radio Bicycle pump-powered rock...

Invisible Children and the Carter Center Model

Victor Udoewa | Posted 06.16.2012 | World
Victor Udoewa

We sometimes forget that we can support a person or a group and synchronously criticize certain actions, thoughts, or words. I support Invisible Children and simultaneously feel free to criticize certain tactics, campaigns, or actions.

Nine Government Investments That Made Us an Industrial Economic Leader

William Lazonick | Posted 11.08.2011 | Business
William Lazonick

The history of U.S. government support of industry shows that, far from eschewing a developmental role, it is plausible to argue that from the 19th century up to the present the United States has possessed the world's foremost developmental state.

Alex Wagner

Want A Good Job? Study Science | Alex Wagner | Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

As a firestorm of debate rages in Congress over economic stability, the Department of Commerce released a report on Wednesday asserting that jobs in s...

Robotics And Athletics

Dean Kamen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dean Kamen

FIRST Robotics Competition participants are three times as likely as their peers to study engineering in college.

Will Organized Labor Rally For Science... and Jobs

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

Science is not a special interest; it's a national interest. And it's time for organized labor -- as well as the business community -- to rally behind it.

America Wants Jobs, and "Jobs" Means "Science"

James M. Gentile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James M. Gentile

While the immediate impact of the mid-term elections was clearly political, the overriding message of the elections was not. It was about jobs. Americ...

Politics Trumping Visa Reform

Ed Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hooper

Legislators now say it could be 2012 before any reform bill is passed, which means the U.S. will continue to hemorrhage entrepreneurs, engineers and scientists.

How Does the United States Move Beyond Digital Illiteracy?

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Broadband adoption then must be addressed on multiple fronts: financial investments, broadband regulations and digital literacy education.

Bill Gates Envisions Fighting Hurricanes By Manipulating The Sea

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 07.16.2009 | Green

Microsoft's Bill Gates has already accomplished plenty in his life -- but now he's involved in an ambitious new venture -- a plan to tame hurricanes. ...

Stimulus Package and Scientific Illiteracy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Rather than keeping apace of scientific advances, the U.S. system of education has fallen woefully behind. The stimulus package can address this reality.