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    Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Editor's Note I am pleased to present in the following pages articles that address an array of matters involving both technology and public policy. Guru Madhavan and colleagues write on a subject of interest to all Americans, health policy decisions. They describe a systems-based ... Read More

    Author: Ronald M. Latanision

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

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    In Plain View: A Transparent Systems Approach for Enhancing Health Policy Decisions

    Modern times bring modern complexities that call for strategic priority setting. Markets effect some prioritization through the willingness of people to buy and sell products at competitive prices. Other activities—such as public investments in defense, regulation, research, and health ... Read More

    Author: Guru Madhavan, Charles E. Phelps, Rita R. Colwell, Rino Rappuoli, and Harvey V. Fineberg

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Thinking Big to Address Major Challenges: Design and Problem-Solving Patterns for High-Impact Innovation

    The world’s most pressing challenges are testing the limits of existing approaches to problem exploration, innovation, and design. Be it equitable provision of clean water (OECD 2012), creation of single-dose vaccines (Varmus et al. 2003), clean-energy agriculture (Ferguson 2014), or ... Read More

    Author: Joseph V. Sinfield and Freddy Solis

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

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    The Corrosion Crisis in Flint, Michigan: A Call for Improvements in Technology

    The water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, vividly demonstrates that the current approach to technology stewardship in the face of problems that may lead to calamity is not working. Lessons often are tragically not learned or used during decision making. A more proactive approach to ... Read More

    Author: John R. Scully

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    NACE International’s IMPACT Study Breaks New Ground in Corrosion Management Research and Practice

    In 2002 the US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) released a benchmark study, Corrosion Costs and Preventive Strategies in the United States (Koch et al. 2002), on costs associated with metallic corrosion in a wide range of industries. It revealed that the total annual estimated direct cost ... Read More

    Author: Gretchen A. Jacobson

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Charging Mechanisms for Road Use An Interface between Engineering and Public Policy

    Increasing numbers of roads and bridges in unsatisfactory condition, along with shrinking funds for maintenance and repair, are of great national concern. For decades, the motor fuel tax, an indirect excise tax on the sale of fuel, has been the primary source of federal and state highway revenue ... Read More

    Author: Bismark R. Agbelie, Samuel Labi, and Kumares C. Sinha

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Leveraging Technology in the Coteaching Model for STEM Education

    Effective teaching is essential to guide student learning toward improved outcomes and ensure US innovation and economic development in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (the STEM fields). The increasing assimilation of students of diverse abilities in a single, ... Read More

    Author: Kelly J. Grillo, Jane C. Bowser, and Tanya Moorehead Cooley

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

  • [Periodical Article]

    Electric Power and DC’s Renaissance

    In 1882, 82 customers with 400 of Thomas Edison’s new electric lamps signed on to America’s first central electrical supply system. Direct current (DC), at 110 volts, fed those loads through copper cables that emanated from dynamos at Edison’s Pearl Street generating station in ... Read More

    Author: Lionel O. Barthold and Dennis A. Woodford

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

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    Op-ed: The Symbiosis of Science and Technological Innovation

    The symbiosis of science and technology plays an integral role in innovation. Science is needed for innovation regardless of whether science or technology leads. We propose mission-oriented research and fortuitous observation as the dominant trajectories for discovery that are not based on ... Read More

    Author: Jonathan D. Linton and Daniel Berg

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2

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    An Interview with . . . Sandra Magnus

    Sandra H. Magnus, engineer and former astronaut, is executive director, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Read More

    Summer Bridge on Issues at the Technology/Policy Interface

    Release date: Summer 2016

    Volume: 46

    Number: 2