Museum Announcements

Aug 22: At the Crossroads of Science and Foreign Policy: Future Forecasting

Join members of the scientific and foreign policy communities on Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for a lively discussion of the practice and impacts of future forecasting at the Koshland Science Museum, 525 E St., NW, Washington, DC. A panel discussion and breakout group conversations moderated by Jonathan Peck, President and Senior Futurist at the Institute for Alternative Futures, will consider how significant new developments are anticipated, understood, and answered by these communities.

Recognizing National Immunization Month: Are You Up-to-Date?

Immunization is one of the top 10 public health accomplishments of the 20th century, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But ‘herd immunity’ only works if most or all of the people in a community are vaccinated. As children head back to school and young adults start college, August is a great time for all of us to make sure our vaccines are up to date.

Accepting Applications through Sept. 5: Mirzayan Graduate Fellowship Program

Applications are now being accepted for the January 2014 session of the Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program. The program, now in its 16th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the National Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.