Nanotech and Biotech Policy Presentation

“Nanotech and Biotech: Social Impacts of Emerging Technologies”

Who: Dr. Jan Youtie
When: Wednesday, February 11th at 4:00pm
Where: Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience (IBB) Suddath Seminar Room 1128

Due in part to the Human Genome Project, the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act was passed in 2003 to integrate social concerns into nanotechnology R&D and to encourage citizen input.  As a result, the National Science Foundation has created the Center for Nanotechnology in Society to examine the effects of nanotechnology on ethical, legal, and social issues. This presentation will discuss our approach and lead an open discussion on the implications of this approach for other emerging technologies including biotechnology.

Dr. Jan Youtie is a principal research associate at Georgia Tech’s Economic Development Institute and adjunct associate professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy. She specializes in applied research in economic development, manufacturing modernization, and telecommunications policy areas. Dr. Youtie has been a principal investigator in studies sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Aspen Institute, the Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technologies, and the Georgia Office of Planning and Budget.

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