17.910 (3 units, optional) Science and Technology Policy Boot Camp
The 2013 MIT IAP Science and Technology Policy Boot Camp will be held Monday, January 14, 2013 to Friday, January 18, 2013, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (M,Tu), 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (W,Th,F).
Science and technology public policy shapes the education, research, and innovation system that is vital for economic growth and improvements in societal well-being. This five-day seminar, taught by MIT Washington, D.C. Office Director William Bonvillian, will examine the policy decisions behind, and the government’s role in the science and technology based innovation system. Given the challenges to future federal science support, this seminar will also aim to equip those planning careers in and around science and technology with the basic background for involvement in science policy-making. Undergraduate and graduate students from all faculties are welcome.
- The drivers of science and technology support (growth economics, R&D and innovation theory)
- The organizing framework for U.S. science-based agencies
- Current challenges in energy, health, manufacturing, and competitiveness on a global level
The course will consist of lectures, readings, and discussions Monday through Thursday, and a panel on advanced manufacturing competitiveness Friday morning. Lunch will be provided for the extended days. This course will be offered both for credit and not for credit. Credit will be based on a short presentation and assignment deliverable. Those participating in the MIT Graduate Certificate Program in Science, Technology, and Policy ( http://web.mit.edu/stp
) will be required to take this course for credit.
Accepted students commit to attend all sessions. Class participants will have the opportunity to apply what they learn by participating in the MIT Science Policy Initiative Congressional Visit Days in Washington, D.C. in April 2013.
Enrollment is limited. Please fill in the short form below with 200 words or less on why you are interested in the course. Priority will be given to those enrolled in the STP certificate. Official IAP registration to come. Deadline for Application is December 14, 2013.
Contact: Arthur Yip, firstname.lastname@example.org
Organized by the MIT Science Policy Initiative ( http://web.mit.edu/spi