Newsletter (En) from the OST at the Consulate of Chicago

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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.

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  • Newsletter ALFA #5 - May 2014

    Back to normal after our busy month of May. Warm thanks to everyone who attended our French-American Science Festival, and especially to our american scientific partners for allowing a wide audience to learn about science : Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at urbana-Champagne, the Field Museum of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory among others.

  • Newsletter ALFA #4 - April 2014

    With the spring eventually here, the good news are flourishing this month in agriculture, low-carbon energies, and food science in America. For example, we have been delighted to read that four universities in the Midwest are ranked among the top-10 universities in the world in agriculture and forestry, in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

  • Newsletter ALFA #3 - March 2014

    By promoting and facilitating scientific French-American exchanges, the Office for Science and Technology in Chicago aims at building bridges between French and American scientists. Is there a better a way than gathering them in a common science festival ?

  • Newsletter ALFA #2 - February 2014

    This month, we could not begin this newsletter without talking about the just passed Farm Bill. Some major changes occurred for farmers over the country, and there is no doubt that they will impact the U.S. agriculture in the months to come.

  • Newsletter ALFA #1 - January 2014

    Finally, it’s here. The new Newsletter ALFA (Agriculture, Low-carbon technologies and Food sciences in America) from the Office for Science and Technology in Chicago has arrived! What doesn’t change? Everything you liked! What changes? A couple of things. (…)

  • Newsletter Chicago #22 - December 2013

    First of all, we would like to thank all of you who accepted to participate to our satisfaction survey. The results are encouraging, and give us a bunch of ideas to go deeper with this newsletter.

  • Newsletter Chicago #21 - November 2013

    The last months of each year, before Christmas and New Year’s break, are always busy times. They are also in the fields of research in agronomy, livestock, and food sciences in America or in France as well.

  • Newsletter Chicago #20 - October 2013

    This month, we would like to welcome the new Deputy Scientific Attache in Chicago: Simon Ritz. Coming from a technical agricultural training in Agricultural Equipment Engineering, he continued his academic career by integrating Agrocampus Ouest (Rennes), agronomist school where he graduated.

  • Newsletter Chicago #19 - August/September 2013

    This month, we would like to welcome the new Scientific Attache in Chicago : Marc Rousset. Marc Rousset was Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France), headed the BioME Program at the National Research Agency (ANR, France), headed the nationwide group of research on Bioinspired and Biological Processes for Energy (PROBBE) and was in charge of the renewable energies at the Program management office in the Inter-establishment Agency of Research for Development (AIRD, France).

  • Newsletter Chicago #18 - July 2013

    I would like to announce that I will be leaving my post at the Office of Science and Technology at the end of August, at which point my successor will take over. I am very thankful to all of our readers who have been able to create a network between French and American scientific institutions through this medium.