Science Policy at the White House
Associate Director for Science Jo Handelsman will present “Science Policy at the White House: Beyond Telescopes, Big Data and Precision Medicine” at a Director’s Special Colloquium Friday, June 26, 2015, 2 p.m., Building 402 Auditorium.
Shuttle service will be provided beginning at 1:15 p.m. with stops at Buildings 201, 212, 202, 240, 222, 203, 208, 200, 205 and 362. Return trips following the talk.
About the Presenter
Jo Handelsman is the Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in June of 2014.
She helps to advise President Obama on the implications of science for the Nation, ways in which science can inform U.S. policy, and on Federal efforts in support of scientific research.
Handelsman received a B.S. from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
She is an expert in communication among bacteria that associate with soil, plants and insects and helped pioneer the field of metagenomics, bridging agricultural and medical services. Handelsman is also recognized for her research on science education and women and minorities in science, and received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring in 2011.