Science & the Congress Video Archive

Videos are available starting in 2012. For a PDF version of information handed out at a specific briefing, please email science_congress@acs.org

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2014

2013

2012

2011

  • Critical Materials Shortages: Opportunity for Competitive Innovation (November 29)
  • Nanotechnology in the 2010s: The Teen Years (November 21) Global Challenges Discussion Series
  • Infectious Disease: Challenges to Eradication (November 7) Global Challenges Discussion Series
  • Fukushima: Lessons Learned (October 24) Global Challenges Discussion Series
  • Cyber Attack: Crime, Terrorism, or National Security? (October 3) Global Challenges Discussion Series
  • Solar Storms: Disruptions to Technology & Risks to the Economy (June 22)
  • Clean Energy (part 2): Perspectives on Innovation (June 14)
  • Innovation, Jobs and Patents: Understanding the Connection (June 8)
  • Clean Energy (part 1): Perspectives on Sustainability (May 25)
  • Supercomputing for Science and Competitiveness (March 17)

2010

  • Lasers: Advancing Security, Health and Justice (November 30)
  • Climate and Energy Policy in the New Congress (November 15)
  • Coming to the Table on Food Safety: Bisphenol A and Beyond (November 1)
  • The Appropriate Use of Science in Public Policy (October 27)
  • Enhancing Nuclear Security (October 18)
  • Investing in Our Future: A New Generation of Researchers (October 7)
  • Basic Research with a Purpose: How DOE Science Helps Industry Compete (October 7)
  • Meeting Global Energy Demand (October 4)
  • Pharmaceuticals in the Water: Concerns and Responses (September 14)
  • Chemistry in the Clean-Up: Oil Dispersants (July 29)
  • Climate Change and National Security (June 4)
  • Whistleblowers and OSHA: Strengthening Professional Integrity (May 11)
  • Climate Science: Key Questions and Answers (May 11)
  • Tiny Particles with Big Consequences: Black Carbon, Climate, and Air Quality (April 29)
  • Advancing Sustainability: Safer Alternatives to Products and Processes (April 13)
  • Greenhouse Gas Monitoring: Observational Needs for Policy Goals (March 4)
  • STEM Professionals in the Classroom: Volunteering to Improve K-12 Education (February 2)

2009

  • Energy, Water and Climate: Connecting the Dots (December 16)
  • Advances in Toxicity Testing to Inform Chemicals Policy (December 10)
  • Corralling Swine (flu): Preparations for the Next Pandemic (November 30)
  • A Thirst for Power: Connecting Energy & Water in a Resource Constrained World (November 16)
  • Acid Bath: The Impact of Increased Carbon in the Oceans (November 9)
  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Advances in Geological CO2 Sequestration (October 30)
  • Reforming Toxic Substances Control: Meet the Players (September 29)
  • Regional Climate Models: A Critical Adaptation Tool for Communities & Industry (September 18)
  • The Role of STEM Education in the Growing “Green Collar” Economy (September 16)
  • Smart Technology, Smarter World. Cyber Physical Systems: Creating a Safer, Healthier, More Prosperous Future (July 9)
  • Enabling Renewable Energy: Building a Bigger Battery (June 16)
  • Understanding the U.S. Energy Profile (March 27)
  • Chemicals in Our Bodies: Use of Biomonitoring Data for Policy Making (March 20)
  • Building a Diverse Scientific Workforce (March 12)
  • More Bang for the R&D Buck: Young Researchers & High-Risk Research (February 27)
  • Achieving Our Energy Goals: Alternative Transportation Fuels (February 6)

2008

  • Solar Power: Harnessing the Sun’s Energy (December 15)
  • The Nature of U.S. Innovation: The Federal Role (December 2)
  • Greenland’s Shrinking Ice Sheet: Images, Measurements & Implications (September 9)
  • How Do Biofuels Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions? (August 1)
  • STEM Education, Girls and the Challenges that Follow: From the Classroom to STEM Careers (July 16)
  • Climate Change: Bringing together Science, Policy & Business (June 4)
  • Nanotechnology 102: Understanding Congress’s Role (April 18)
  • K-12 STEM Education Models that Work (April 17)
  • Zero Carbon Solutions: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (April 16)
  • Future Research Directions in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (March 14)
  • Nanotechnology 101: Science, Technology and Health (March 12)
  • Balancing Science & Security in a Globalized World (March 4)
  • Basic Research Drives Defense Technologies (February 28)
  • Educating to Advance Nanotechnology (January 23)

2007

  • America, We Have a Problem (December 12)
  • Academic Diversity: A Look at Race, Ethnicity, & Gender in Higher Education (October 31)
  • The Leaky Science and Engineering Pipeline: How Can We Retain More Women in Academia and Industry? (October 18)
  • Putting the STEM in No Child Left Behind (September 21)
  • The Importance of the Diversity Issue to the Competitiveness & Innovation Debate (June 28)
  • Green Chemistry: Bringing Industry & Environment Together (June 26)
  • Hydrogen & Policy (June 21)
  • Undergraduate Research: What it Means for U.S. Competitiveness (June 5)
  • Foreign Skilled Workers & U.S. Competitiveness (May 15)
  • The Impact of R&D on U. S. Economic Competitiveness (January 24)

2006

  • Understanding China as a High Tech Competitor (July 11)
  • Biomass: Growing American Energy Independence (June 21)
  • Climate Change: What is the Role of Next Generation Nuclear Energy and Hydrogen? (June 12)
  • Regulatory Decisions: New Guidance on Using Science and Risk Information (May 24)
  • Partnering for Results in STEM Education (February 1)

2005

  • Reducing Greenhouse Gases: Experience from Industry (December 2)
  • Maintaining Our Competitive Edge in Science Education and Research (October 27)
  • Chemicals in Our Bodies: Should We Be Concerned? (July 27)
  • Women in Science (June 6)
  • Science and Technology in the Intelligence Community (March 11)
  • Meeting Our Water Needs--Domestic and International Opportunities (February 10)

2004

  • Sensors: Buildings, Battlefields, and Beyond (September 30)
  • Emerging Technologies for the Next Medical Revolution (September 20)
  • Science and Technology Globalization: Its Impact in the United States (June 24)
  • Impact of Post-9/11 Visa Policy on Science and Technology Competitiveness (May 3)
  • Studying Children's Health for a Better Tomorrow (April 28)
  • The Science and Technology behind the "Hydrogen Economy" (March 24)
  • The Role of Science in the Art of War (February 19)

2003

  • Enabling the Hydrogen Economy (November 12)
  • Environmentally Friendly Technologies: How the Government Can Partner for a More Sustainable Future (October 29)
  • Advances in Medicine and Health: Understanding the Physical Sciences "Behind the Curtain" (October 2)
  • Nanotechnology: From Theory to Commercialization (September 26)
  • Science and Technology at the Department of Homeland Security (June 26)
  • Science & Technology in the 108th Congress (February 27)

2002

  • America's Competitive Edge - Will it Last? (December 12)
  • Inherently Safer Technologies for the Chemical Industry (December 6)
  • Science for Sustainable Development: Policy and Practice (November 18)
  • The Importance of R&D to a Strong Manufacturing Base (November 15)
  • Antimicrobial Resistance - A Losing Battle? (June 25)
  • Vulnerability & Security Series, 5th Installment - Early Warning: Developing Sensors for U.S. National Security (May 20)
  • Vulnerability & Security Series, 4th Installment - Developing Pharmaceuticals for the Fight Against Terrorism (March 22)
  • Measuring the Return on the Federal R&D Investment (January 12)

2001

  • How Much Federal R&D is Enough? (December 19)
  • Vulnerability & Security Series, 3rd Installment - Diversion, Misuse, and Chemical Site Security (December 14)
  • Vulnerability & Security Series, 2nd Installment - The Nation's Nuclear Infrastructure (December 6)
  • Vunerability & Security Series, Inaugural Briefing - Responding to Chemical and Biological Terrorism (November 14)
  • Science Advisory Panels: Balancing Expertise and Impartiality (August 21)
  • R&D's Role in a Balanced Energy Policy (July 12)
  • Strong Science, Smart Decisions (March 28)
  • The Results are In: Why Are U.S. Students Outperformed in Science and Mathematics? (February 7)
  • Attracting Scientists and Engineers to Government Service (January 22)

2000

  • Science in the Courtroom: Truth v. Opinion (December 15)
  • An Interactive Exploration of Chemistry (November 30)
  • Workforce: The Key to the New Economy (October 25)
  • Before It's Too Late (education topic) (October 10)
  • Fuel Cells: Opportunities and Challenges (September 18)
  • Academic-Industry-Government-Partnerships in Science, Mathematics, and Technology (September 12)
  • Challenges to Finding and Keeping Teachers (July 25)
  • Innovative Approaches to K-12 Mathematics and Science Education (July 13)
  • Innovations in Crime-Fighting Technology (July 12)
  • Research Successes: From the Laboratory to Wall Street (June 23)
  • MTBE Alternatives: Environmental and Health Implications (June 6)
  • An Interactive Exploration of Science (May 10)
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy on Education & You (May 10)
  • Pre-College Science Education and the National Interest (April 18)
  • Biological Terrorism: Threats and Responses (April 10)
  • Education and America's Competitive Edge: Enhancing Professional Development for Science & Mathematics Teachers (March 10)
  • The Future of Food Biotechnology: Science & Policy Issues (March 1)
  • Infectious Diseases: Emerging Issues for Policy Makers (February 25)
  • Tiny Dynamite: The Nanotechnology Revolution (January 18)
  • The Nanotechnology Revolution (January 18) (separate event from above)

1999

  • Regulation of Air Quality: The Science Behind the Controversy (December 9)
  • The Federal Role in Bioengineering R&D (October 25)
  • When Natural and Industrial Disasters Collide (October 13)
  • Fostering Science & Math Education Through State-Federal-Industry Partnerships (September 24)
  • The Government-University Partnership: Linking Research to National Needs (June 30)
  • Regulatory Issues: Access to Scientific Information (June 8)
  • Technical Standards: Key to U.S. Prosperity, Commerce, and Trade (May 14)
  • K-12 Education: The Quality & Quantity of Math and Science Teachers (April 22)
  • U.S. Competitiveness: Science, Engineering, Technology and Policy (March 18)
  • Environmental Regulation: The New Voluntary Initiative to Test Chemicals (February 24)

1998

  • Protecting Children from Environmental Risks (December 15)
  • Federal Science Spending: the Role of Peer Review (November 18)
  • Regulation and Science: Challenges and Opportunities for Congress (October 20)
  • The Results Act: Measuring Scientific Research Performance (September 25)
  • New Approaches to Environmental Regulation (September 14)
  • Funding Basic Scientific Research: Real World Successes (June 25)
  • Superfund (May 27)
  • The Future of Environmental Policy (May 5)
  • How States Leverage Federal R&D Spending (May 1)
  • Global Climate Change: What Can Polar Research Tell Us? (April 27)
  • Chemical and Biological Weapons: How Science and Policy Protect Us (April 23)
  • Eavesdropping on the Internet: Mathematics and Policy (March 4)
  • Endocrine Disruptors: Making Sound Policy in the Face of Uncertainty (February 20)
  • Banning Human Cloning: Implications for Important Genetic Research (February 19)

1997

  • Regulatory Reform: Will it happen in 1998? (December 19)
  • Toxic Release Inventory: Providing Information on Chemical Releases to the Environment (December 15)
  • Solutions for Climate Change: What Can We Do Now? (December 17)
  • GPRA and R&D: Tools for Measuring and Managing Performance (October 3)
  • Are Environmental Health Regulations Making Us Healthier? (September 9)
  • U.S. Scientific Preeminence: Getting the Best People (August 21)
  • Measuring Returns on R&D Investment (May 22)
  • Science Education Today: A Mile Wide and An Inch Deep? (May 15)
  • Clean Air Standards: The Science Behind Regulation (May 13)
  • University-Industry Research in the Budget Squeeze (March 14)
  • Mathematical Transcription of the Real World: Fingerprints, Magnetic Resonance, and Video (March 5)
  • Looking Ahead: Science, Technology and the 105th Congress (February 13)
  • Environmental Health Policy: Risk as a Decision Tool (January 31)

1996

  • Risk in the Courts (December 18)
  • The 105th Congress and Risk (December 3)
  • Environmental Risks: Making Hard Choices (July 29)
  • Hormone Disruption: Are We Putting Ourselves at Risk? (June 27)
  • Ozone: Perspectives from Nobel Prize Winners (April 23)
  • Global Warming: How Hot Will it Get? (March 19)

1995

  • Is Your Food and Water Safe? (December 8)
  • Risk Decisions: The Constituent Perspective (August 24)
  • Setting Risk-Based Priorities (July 13)
  • Different Risk Standards: Is There a Problem? (April 28)
  • Risk 101 for Congress (February 21)

 

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