Washington, D.C. Journey Contains Conferences with OSTP, and DOE Workplace of Science Management
Stony Brook College President Maurie McInnis visited Washington, D.C. this month to satisfy with White Home Deputy Nationwide Local weather Advisor Mary Frances Repko.
McInnis supplied an replace on The New York Local weather Change on Governors Island, together with Stony Brook College’s management because the anchor establishment to guide its improvement. Through the newest White Home Discussion board on Campus and Neighborhood-Scale Local weather Change Options, Repko conveyed the necessity for an all-hands-on-deck method that features larger schooling establishments to satisfy the urgency of the local weather disaster.
Throughout her go to to the nation’s capital, McInnis additionally met with Workplace of Science and Know-how Coverage (OSTP) management and Division of Power (DOE) Workplace of Science Director Asmeret Asefaw Berhe. Matters mentioned included the Heart for Local weather Options along with SBU’s management in quantum analysis, vitality storage, and medical isotopes.
McInnis emphasised the essential significance of nationwide laboratories leveraging the innovation and creativity that thrives at analysis universities like Stony Brook.
“Universities have gotten a lot stronger at exploring analysis areas rising on the intersection of disciplines that may bridge crucial gaps,” mentioned McInnis. “An excellent instance is AI, the place functions and their acceptance rely closely on humanistic values and perceptions. Stony Brook researchers are already engaged on belief, ethics, safety, and DEI in relation to rising AI know-how.”
These White Home and federal company management conferences have been coordinated by SBU’s Workplace of Federal Relations positioned in Washington, DC. The Workplace of Federal Relations works to determine alternatives with federal companions (Congress, White Home, and federal businesses) to advance the mission and federal priorities of SBU.