In these last days of January, the Office for Science and Technology wishes you a very happy new year! The United Nations have declared this New Year the international Year of pulses. Thus, in the highlights this month, you will find all you need to know about this huge event that will last the whole year.
The Office for Science and Technology at the Consulate of France in Chicago publishes a monthly newsletter in English, which contains news about local scientific community but also news from french scientific community.
Neswletter ALFA #18 January 2016 Newsletter ALFA #17 - July 2015
The month of July is ideal for celebration. France and the United States both celebrate liberty and freedom during this month. Yet, the scientific achievements of this month should also be celebrated. The month of scientists made breakthrough research involving biofuels while the private sector related headway in precision agriculture.
Newsletter ALFA #16 - June 2015
It seems that summer has finally arrived, but science does not take a vacation. This past month did not fall as it was filled with compelling studies and revelations from scientists. This ranges from the ordinary citizen assisting in the research to save raptors to the push for Biofuel use by the United States government.
Newsletter ALFA #12 - February 2015
Spring is slowly coming and the results of ALFA research are blossoming. A lot of exciting news from the past month are gathered here, from the discovery of patterns by which raindrops spread pathogens among plants to a novel pretreatment that could cut biofuel costs by 30 percent or more.
Newsletter ALFA #11 - December 2014/January 2015
Kicking off 2015 with too big topics, one in France and on in the U.S.A.:
- The USDA joined nations from across the globe to kick off the International Year of Soils;
- Year of the Climate change: France will be hosting the COP21, an international conference to be held in Paris in December 2015 about climate change. We will have several occasion to present you opoprtunities and action undertaken by French all around the world.
Newsletter ALFA #10 - November 2014
A few days before Thanksgiving, we wanted to highlight a fact rare enough to occupy this section by itself. In the course of October, a team of officials from 6 cities in the United States visited a French primary school (…)
Newsletter ALFA #9 - October 2014
First of all, thank you for your interest in the conference we organized last week, in the framework of French-AmeriCan Climate Talks (FACTS). The discussions held were of an extraordinary quality and we hope that this exchange will lead to others, building to the Paris Conference on Climat in December 2015.
Newsletter ALFA #8 - September 2014
Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21-Paris Climate 2015), FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) is a public free conference series organized by the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States (…)
Newsletter ALFA #7 - July/August 2014
With the end of the summer approaching, new projects flourishes and become real. One of the most important nowadays between the USA and France is and will be collaborating in the field of climate change. (…)
Newsletter ALFA #6 - June 2014
As the summer approaches, the Office for science and Technology brings you new opportunities to connect with France and Europe. In the highlights this month, a call for partnership to co-organize and co-finance the 2014 edition of French-American Innovation Day (…)