DOD Announces Science, Technology, and Innovation Exchange
The Department of Defense’s (DOD) Basic Research Office announced the Science, Technology, and Innovation exchange (STIx). STIx provides members of DOD’s science and technology community – both internal and external – a forum to discuss new ideas and opportunities for progress across the defense research enterprise. STIx will be a “series of talks and seeks to showcase and connect our brightest minds, communicate new ideas, and share novel approaches to confronting old challenges facing the Defense community.”
The theme of the inaugural STIx event is “The Big Question” and speaker abstracts must address at least one the below subtopics:
- “The big question that my research seeks to answer
- The big question that my technology addresses
- The big question of identifying, nurturing, recruiting, and/or retaining top STEM talent to ensure the nation’s present and future security.”
Preferred speakers include researchers from universities or DOD laboratories; K -12 science teachers with past participation in DOD programs; and students who are participating in the Science, Math, and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship program or the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (NDSEG).
While abstracts are required for those who wish to speak, attendance is open to all who want to attend. Online registration for attendance will be available soon.
Deadline: The deadline for submission of speaker abstracts is April 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM.
Event Information: The event will take place in Crystal City, VA on June 22 – 23, 2017.
Sources and Additional Information:
- The full STIx announcement is available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/rd/basic_research/news/documents/SAVE_THE_DATE_STIx.pdf.
- Abstract guidelines are available at http://www.acq.osd.mil/rd/basic_research/news/documents/Abstract_Guidelines.pdf.