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American Sociological Association: 2009 CNSF Exhibition
2009 CNSF Exhibition
Sociologists Take the “Science of Science Policy” to Capitol Hill
Annual science “fest” exposes legislators and policymakers to range of NSF-supported research
A team of University of Maryland-College Park sociologists brought research on the science of science and innovation policy to Capitol Hill on March 24 for the 15th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Exhibition and Reception. Sponsored by ASA, the four sociologists were at least the ninth-consecutive group of National Science Foundation-funded scientists that ASA has brought to this yearly CNSF “science fest” in the nation’s capital.
|Jerry Hage, director at Maryland’s Center for Innovation, and Jonathon Mote, an assistant research scientist also at the center, displayed their NSF-backed research exploring the science of managing innovation in public research laboratories. See background on NSF’s “Science of Science & Innovation Policy” (SciSIP) initiative in the March 2007 and January 2009 Footnotes (p. 2, and 3, respectively). Pictured (l-r): Mote, Clark, Hage, and
|The team expects the final results of the research to be available in 2012, following the completion of two preliminary reports on three labs each, expected in 2010 and 2011.|
|Hage listens to Speaker Pelosi's address.
|CNSF, of which ASA is a member, is an alliance of more than 120 organizations united by a concern for the future vitality of the national science, technology, engineering and mathematics research enterprise as well as the related kindergarten through graduate educational base. For more information on CNSF, visit <www.cnsfweb.org>. Search for “CNSF” at <www.asanet.org> for online coverage of sociology posters at past CNSF exhibitions.|