L’invité de ce premier petit-déjeuner scientifique a été Jim Turner, Chief Democratic Counsel of the House Committee on Science. Le thème de la présentation était "State of the 110th Congress Legislative Agenda"
Jim Turner joined the professional staff of the House Committee on Science in 1977 and returned in 1984 after three years in the private sector. He currently serves as the Committee’s Chief Counsel and works across the board on the Committee’s legislative agenda, which has jurisdiction over all non-defense federal scientific research and development. Jim was Chief Democratic Counsel when the Democrats were the minority party. From 1985 through 1994, Jim was the Committee’s senior staff member for technology policy and a subcommittee legal counsel, including four years service as the staff director for the Technology Subcommittee. At the end of the 1970s and early 1980s, Jim served the Committee as an energy counsel. Prior to his work with the Committee on Science, Jim worked for Wheelabrator-Frye, Congressman Gary Myers, NASA, and the FAA.
He is a recipient of the 2005 Melvin Green Codes and Standards Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Virginia Engineering Foundation (UVA) 2002 Service Award ; the Federal Patent Lawyer Association, 2001 Distinguished Service Award ; the William J. Cavanaugh Award from the American Society for Testing and Materials, the Howard Coonley Medal of the American National Standards Institute, and the Thomas Jefferson Award of the Technology Transfer Society.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Virginia School of Engineering, Dean’s Advisory Board, Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University and the Board of Directors, American Society for Testing and Materials. He received a BS in Mathematics from Westminster College, an MDiv degree from Yale University, a JD from Georgetown University and attended the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
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