Jennings Strouss Hosts ASU Science Policy Workshop

6.13.07

On June 13, 2007, Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University (ASU) visited the Washington, DC office of Jennings, Strouss & Salmon. He addressed 17 graduate students who are there attending the "Science Policy Workshop" sponsored by ASU's Center for Nanotechnology in Society (affiliated with the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in collaboration with the ASU Biodesign Institute. The Science Policy Workshop runs from June 3-16 and is the third of its kind offered by ASU. Jennings Strouss began hosting the two-week event on June 2nd with a reception on the roof of its 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue office that provides a panoramic view of the nation's capitol.

The two week workshop provides the science and engineering graduate students an opportunity to explore relationships among science, policy and societal outcomes. The students are exposed to a broad range of activities including a science fiction writing class, participation in a mock congressional hearing, meetings at the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, and National Building Museum; and enjoy lectures and with, among others, representatives of the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, FDA, EPA and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, directed by the Science Advisor to the President.

Joel Greene, Member of Jennings Strouss' Electric, Natural Gas and Utilities practice group, is the liaison for the event. Mr. Greene commented that, "given the nearly 65 year relationship between Jennings Strouss and ASU, it was only natural that we offer to provide ASU with accommodations for many of their visiting government lecturers during the course of the workshop". Frank Curci, a Member in the firm's Intellectual Property group is addressing the students about current issues affecting patent and other technology licensing. The workshop is co-led by Jamey Wetmore and Ira Bennett of the CSPO, and Rachel Levinson, Director, Government and Industry Liaison Office at the ASU Biodesign Institute.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C. was founded in 1942 and currently has 90 attorneys serving business clients throughout Arizona, the Southwestern US and Washington, D.C.