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APLU's Jyotishi Featured by Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy Coalition
Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi was featured during this month’s member spotlight by the Engaging Scientists and Engineers in Policy (ESEP) Coalition, an ad hoc alliance of associations, scientific societies, universities and other organizations dedicated to engaging scientists and engineers in the policy process at all levels of government. Jyotishi discussed his own pathway into science and technology policy. Read the spotlight and engage in the conversation on the ESEP Coalition’s online community on Trellis Science.

APLU's Jyotishi Discussed Student Engagement in National Academies Webinar
Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement

APLU’s Shalin Jyotishi discussed engaging university students, policy fellows, and young scholars in science, technology, and innovation policy through the Journal of Science Policy & Governance during a webinar hosted by the Government-University-Industry-Research-Roundtable (GUIRR) at the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM). Jyotishi serves as the CEO of the journal, an internationally recognized peer review publication dedicated to empowering university students and early-career trainees. View the webinar recording here.

James Woodell
Woodell to Speak on Economic Engagement at Kansas Board of Regents Meeting
James K. Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Jim Woodell, APLU’s Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, will speak about the importance of engagement by higher education institutions in economic and community development at an upcoming meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents in Kansas City. He will also speak at the Kansas State University Research Showcase and recognize K-State’s achievements in economic engagement as evidenced by the institution’s designation by APLU as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University and K-State's winning the IEP Universities Innovation Award in 2017. 
Craig Lindwarm
APLU's Lindwarm Spoke to NAGPS on PROSPER Act Advocacy
Craig Lindwarm
Assistant Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs
Craig Lindwarm, APLU's Assistant Vice President for Congressional & Governmental Affairs, spoke to the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students at their spring Advocacy Summit. His presentation helped prepare the students for advocating on concerns related to the PROSPER Act. 
APLU's Anderson Presented at AAHHE on Creating STEM Pathways
Eugene L. Anderson, Ph.D.
Vice President, Access and Success
Eugene Anderson, APLU's Vice President for Access and Success, presented at the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) on creating pathways for Latina/o students in STEM fields. He examined trends in engineering degrees awarded to Latina/o students and discussed broadening the participation of Latina/o students in engineering.
APLU's Miller to Speak on University of Texas System Data's Transparency Panel
Elise Miller
Vice President for Research & Policy Analysis

Elise Miller, APLU's Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis, will speak at a University of Texas System panel examining data transparency in higher education on March 27. The University of Texas System has pioneered a tool, seekUT, allowing prospective students to explore employment and earnings outcomes for former students who attended University of Texas System institutions. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the seekUT tool is soon launching a new version aggregating outcomes for former students living not only in Texas, but across the United States.

James Woodell
APLU's Woodell Named to National Alliance for Broader Impacts Advisory Board
James K. Woodell, Ph.D.
Vice President, Economic Development and Community Engagement
Jim Woodell, APLU's Vice President of Economic Development and Community Engagement, has been named to the National Alliance for Broader Impacts Advisory Board. The National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI) is an international network of individuals and organizations working to build institutional capacity, advance broader impacts, and demonstrate the societal benefits of research. Woodell will also be a keynote speaker at a NABI meeting in April.
APLU's Jyotishi Presents at 2017 Technology Transfer Society Annual Meeting
Shalin Jyotishi
Associate, Economic Development and Community Engagement

Shalin Jyotishi presented findings from the Technology Transfer Evolution Working Group of APLU’s Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) during the 2017 Technology Transfer Society (T2S) Annual Meeting. Jyotishi’s presentation illustrated how and why university technology transfer offices have evolved and must continue to evolve in order to address growing societal and economic challenges. He also spoke to how APLU’s Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities Program is helping universities navigate this evolutionary process.

Montague Demment
APLU's Demment to Moderate USAID Session on University Partnerships
Montague Demment, Ph.D.
Vice President, International Programs
Tag Demment, APLU's Vice President for International Programs, will moderate a session examining university partnerships on November 3 at the United States Agency for International Development Alumni Association's Annual Meeting.
Craig Lindwarm
APLU’s Director of Congressional & Governmental Affairs Briefs House Democratic Staff on Perkins Loan Program
Craig Lindwarm
Assistant Vice President, Congressional & Governmental Affairs

APLU’s Director of Congressional & Governmental Affairs, Craig Lindwarm, was invited by the Office of the House Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer, to brief Chiefs of Staff, Legislative Directors, and Legislative Assistants on the importance of passing legislation to extend authorization for the Perkins Loan Program.

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