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Together with the Science Diplomats Club, the Office of Science and Technology organizes monthly Science Breakfasts, where a prominent member of the American science and technology community, speaks to an audience of counselors from embassies in Washington.

Since January 2007, these breakfasts have provided the 30-40 guests from 15-20 countries, with the opportunity to strengthen ties with American leaders in science and technology in a positive atmosphere. Visits from notable guests such as the Undersecretaries for Science in the Departments of Homeland Security and Energy as well as directors from NOAA, DARPA and the American Chemical Society have often led to further cooperation amongst their organizations.

  • Science Breakfast - November 2012 - Mojdeh Bahar, Chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)

    Mojdeh Bahar, Chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC), Gary Jones, Washington, DC Representative for the FLC, and Fred Snyder, Coordinator of the FLC-NE Region STEM initiative, will give a presentation to the Science Diplomats Club about FLC activities and International cooperation initiatives November 27, 2012 at the embassy of France in Washington, DC.

  • Science Breakfast- June 2012 - Alice P. Gast, president of Lehigh University and U.S Science Envoy

    Dr. Alice P. Gast, an internationally renowned scholar, researcher and academic leader, was appointed the 13th president of Lehigh University in 2006. She is also serving as the U.S. Science Envoy to Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan. She will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on June 14, 2012. Dr. Gast will discuss her experiences as Science Envoy to Central Asia and the Caucasus, focusing on the value of international education and the importance of science and technology diplomacy.

  • Science Breakfast- April 2012 - Kate Kirby

    Kate Kirby is the Executive Officer of the American Physical Society (APS), the premier professional organization of more than 47,000 physicists from academia, national laboratories and industry, and a leading publisher of scientific journals. She will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on April 24, 2012.

  • Science Breakfast - March 2012 - Dr. Larry Cooper, NASA innovation

    Dr. Larry P. Cooper is Program Executive for the NASA Centennial Challenges Program. The program uses prize incentive competitions to drive technological innovation of interest to NASA and the country.
    He will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

  • Science Breakfast - February 2012 - Robynn Sturm Steffen

    Ms. Robynn Sturm Steffen is in charge of Open Innovation, as Advisor to the Deputy Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). She will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on Thursday, February 9, 2012.

  • Science Breakfast - January 2012 - Dr. David Bowen

    Dr. David Bowen is CEO of Malaria No More.
    Until November 2011, he was Deputy Director for Global Health Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, he was responsible for interactions between the Foundation and governments worldwide. He will give a presentation to and engage with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on Thursday, January 12, 2012.

  • Science Breakfast - November 2011 - Alex Dehgan

    Dr. Alex Dehgan is the Science and Technology Adviser to the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development and heads the Office of Science and Technology within the new Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning. He gave a presentation to and engaged with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, DC on Thursday, November 10, 2011.

  • May 2011 - Hon. William Magwood

    The Honorable William D. Magwood, IV was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on April 1, 2010.

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