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10:00 am - 10:40 am : Making Your Words Work For You: The Art of Grant Writing - Lea Herron

Lea Herron, Eberly College Grants Administrator, will give an overview of the grant process: from finding grants, to writing and editing, and what happens after you click Submit.  Writing or thinking about writing a grant?  Wondering how to frame the social impact of your work?  There will be a Question and Answer session following Lea’s presentation.  Find the answers to your questions, don’t miss this session!

10:45 am - 11:25 am : Lab to Corporate: The Policy of Tech Transfer - WVU Launch Lab

Ever wonder how new science and technology make it from academia to the corporate world? Richard Giersch, Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Commercialization for the WVU School of Health Sciences, will give a talk on policies surrounding commercialization and tech transfer. Join us to learn about nationwide policies and the WVU lab-to-corporate research pipeline.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Keynote Speech: The Evolution of Modern Tech Policy - Jim Turner

A 40-year veteran of Capitol Hill, Jim Turner has served as Chief Democratic Counsel on the House Science Committee and was part of President Obama’s transition team for his work on the evolution and future of tech policy. What policies have paved the way for our tech-driven marketplace and society, and where might we be going over the course of the next Presidency and beyond? Join us as Jim shares some of his insight into this question and lays bare the realities of the policies that shape our society.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm : Panel Luncheon : Science in Today's Changing Global Landscape
Registration is required for lunch and will be limited to 80 participants. Register using the navigation tabs above.
Panelists: Matt Barnes, Jennifer Robertson-Honecker, Gay Stewart, Jim Turner

Scientific innovation drives the world forward, but the ways in which we allocate funds and promote scientific understanding in United States are intricate and ever changing. Join us for a series of events exploring how politics and funding impacts science in America -- from technology transfer to congressional priorities. Join us for some candid discussions on the current state of science.