Wednesday, November 2, 2011

American Competitiveness Reviewed

11/2 – 10:00am, 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Technology and Innovation Subcommittee hearing on "Creating and Growing New Businesses: Fostering U.S. Innovation." Witnesses: Brink Lindsey, senior scholar in research and policy at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation; Julian Mann, co-founder and vice president for product development and research at Skybox Imaging; and Steve Dubin, former CEO of Martek Biosciences, senior advisor to DSM Nutritional Products.

11/2 – 10:00am, 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, TARP, Financial Service and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs Subcommittee hearing on "America's Innovation Challenge: What Obstacles Do Entrepreneurs Face?" Witnesses: Mr. Eric Koester, CMO and Co-Founder; Zaarly, Inc.; Ms. Lonna J. Williams, CEO, Ridge Diagnostics; Tsvi Goldenberg, Ph.D., CEOeem℞a.

11/2 – 3:00pm, 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. House Foreign Affairs Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Efforts to Transfer America's Leading Edge Science to China." Witnesses: Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., chairman of the House Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee; Thomas Armstrong, managing associate general counsel at the Government Accountability Office; John Holdren, director White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Charles Bolden, administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Rick Fisher, senior fellow at the International Assessment and Strategy Center; Elizabeth Economy, senior fellow Council on Foreign Relations.

11/3 – 10:00am, 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, Research and Science Education Subcommittee hearing on "STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) In Action: Transferring Knowledge from the Workplace to the Classroom." Witnesses: Michael Beeth, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; Christine Sutton, Secondary Math Teacher, Girgil I. Grissom High School, Huntsville City Schools, Alabama; Robin Willner, Vice President, Global community Initiatives, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM Corporation; Jason Morrella, President, Robotics Education and Competition Foundation; Jenifer Jones, Principal Clinical Scientist, Abbott Vascular. 

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