9:00 am
Welcome from PCAST Co-Chairs

John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); Co-Chair, PCAST Eric Lander, Co-Chair, PCAST

9:05 am
PCAST Study Updates

  • Future of the U.S. Science and Technology Research Enterprise
  • Agriculture Preparedness and U.S. Agricultural Research

10:00 am
An Assessment and Outlook for Nuclear Physics

Speaker: Stuart Freedman, Professor, Experimental Atomic, Nuclear and Particle Physics, UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (accepted)

11:00 am
The White House Neuroscience Initiative and Advances in Neuroscience

Phillip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science and Assistant Director for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (accepted)
R. Jacob Vogelstein, Lawrence Hafstad Fellow and Assistant Research Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Senior Professional Staff, Biomedical Engineering Group, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory (accepted)
William Mobley, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosciences, University of California, San Diego (accepted)

12:00 pm
Public Comment

12:30 pm