Author Archive - Ami Nacu-Schmidt

Revamping of Prometheus

August 4th, 2008

Posted by: Ami Nacu-Schmidt

We are pleased to announce that a new, updated and much overdue version of Prometheus has been released today. Because we have converted to a new publishing platform, everyone who wishes to make a comment on a post will now need to re-register. To re-register you need to simply:

(1) Click on the “Log in” link located in the right hand box under the Prometheus heading.
(2) Click on the “Register” link located under the user name and password boxes.
(3) Fill out the username, email and CAPTCHA boxes. You will receive an email with your password shortly. Please note: you can change your password by logging into your account and clicking on your username located in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to send an email to or fill out the form under the “Ask” button on Prometheus. Thank you!

Atlanta Conference on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2007

September 6th, 2007

Posted by: Ami Nacu-Schmidt

Do you know what governments need when they turn to the science, technology, and innovation policy research community for models and research results? Can you tell them what works, what doesn’t, and under what circumstance?

Are you scratching your head for answers as you adjust to the shifting landscape of global innovation? Georgia Tech invites you to learn from leading experts at the Atlanta Conference on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2007 in October.

Test models of innovation. Explore emerging STI policy issues. Share research results through

  • Keynote addresses—Sheila Jasanoff of the Kennedy School at Harvard University and Luc Soete of UNU-MERIT, Maastricht;
  • State of the Field Plenary speakers—Kaye Husbands Fealing of the National Science Foundation and Philippe Larédo, ManchesterBusiness School and ENPC, Paris;
  • research by the innovation studies community, and
  • networking opportunities.

Topics focus on emerging issues of science, technology, and innovation in global economy and society and include:

  • Innovation in new forms and formats; markets, organizations, and industries in transition;
  • Emerging global networks of scientific communication;
  • Workforces and workplaces of science and technology; career opportunities for scientists and engineers; and
  • Government policies for encouraging knowledge based—and learning economies, North and South.

Explore the Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation in the Changing Global Economy on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, at Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

Register by Friday, Sept. 21, and save $50. Don’t delay!

Click here for the most up-to-date information.

Center interim Director Dr. William Lewis testifies before House Committee

August 20th, 2007

Posted by: Ami Nacu-Schmidt

Center interim Director Dr. William (Bill) Lewis testified at an oversight hearing before the House Committee on Natural Resources on July 31. The topic was “Crisis of Confidence: The Political Influence of the Bush Administration on Agency Science and Decision-Making“. Dr. Lewis testified about his experience as chair of the Committee on Endangered and Threatened Fishes in the Klamath River Basin (“Klamath Committee”). His testimony is available here.