Events Calendar

August 14-25, 2017

<p>Intro to Coding Summer Camp</p>

Students rising into 5th–8th grades will work alongside scientists from some of New York City's leading institutions in a range of hands-on activities to expand their skills in multiple STEM areas.

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September 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Targeting RNA Using Small Molecules

Featured Speakers

Nathan J. Baird (NIH),  Matthew D. Disney (Scripps Research Institute),  John A. Howe (Merck Research Laboratories),  David H. Mathews (University of Rochester),  John S. Schneekloth, Jr. (National Cancer Institute),  Kevin M. Weeks (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),  Steven C. Zimmerman (University of Illinois),  Amanda L. Garner (University of Michigan)

This symposium will cover approaches for targeting RNA with small and large molecules. The relevance of RNA splicing, microRNA, and RNA repeat expansions to human disease, and novel approaches for selectively modulating RNA function will be discussed.

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October 17, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Second Annual Summit on Science Enablement for the SDGs: The Symposium

Featured Speakers

Thomas Gass (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs),  Aisha Yousafzai (Harvard University),  Joanna Rubinstein (World Childhood Foundation USA)

The expansion of the Summit to a two-day event provides an opportunity to showcase the work of the Academy’s partners along their SDG journey; hear from the streams on their progress, next steps and critical issues; and frame the Summit with perspectives from the UN and civil society on the progress of science, technology and innovation in achieving the SDGs.  The day is envisioned as a mix of plenaries, panels, breakouts and "lightening sessions" with ample time for networking with the attendees.

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