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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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.