Jennifer L. Costley, PhD, joins the Academy as Director of Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering. She has more than 20 years of experience as a technology manager for leading firms including Credit Suisse, DoubleClick, and Bell Labs, and as principal of her own consultancy where she did research on major technology trends and advised corporations on technology strategy and governance. She is the Chair of IEEE 1680.4, an international working group developing an environmental standard for computer servers. She has served on the boards of directors of several nonprofit organizations, most recently as treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Waterfront Alliance of New York. She earned a PhD in Chemical Physics from Columbia University, an Advanced Certificate in Finance from New York University, and a Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University's Center for Environmental Research and Conservation. She has been designated a "Thought Leader" by Wall Street & Technology and has been a panelist and speaker on topics ranging from enterprise technical architecture to Green IT.
- Design and Innovation August 20 - August 24, 2018
- Neuro-Immunology: The Impact of Immune Function on Alzheimer’s Disease September 25, 2018
- New Therapeutic Strategies to Combat Antibacterial Resistance October 23, 2018
Events by TopicAugust 20 - August 24, 2018
Design and InnovationMore
The Design and Innovation STEM Program is offered from August 20-24, 2018. Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will work together to develop creative solutions to real-world topics they are passionate about while learning about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.September 25, 2018
Neuro-Immunology: The Impact of Immune Function on Alzheimer’s DiseaseMore
This one-day symposium will present recent developments in our understanding of how innate immune processes impact the pathobiology of AD. Moreover, the program will explore emerging dynamic mechanisms at the intersection of neurology and immunology with the goal of targeting the innate immune system in the CNS for next-generation AD therapeutics.October 23, 2018
New Therapeutic Strategies to Combat Antibacterial ResistanceMore
This symposium will focus on the current challenges that basic and translational researchers are facing to fight antimicrobial resistance, as well as offering perspectives on emerging therapeutic strategies to address this global health threat.
Professional Development TrainingOctober 11 - October 14, 2018
Science Alliance Leadership Training (SALT) 2018, WashingtonMore
This unique program opportunity, SALT Washington D.C., is a 4-day program designed to familiarize exceptional students in the STEM fields with the leadership concepts that will allow them to effectively advocate for their career. The program will feature small group exercises, a leadership development plan, community building among participants, networking opportunities with representatives from Lockheed Martin, and a site visit to a Lockheed Martin Facility.Immigration Info Session for Advanced Degree Holders in STEMMore
In this eBriefing, an experienced immigration attorney explains different visa categories, regulations, and recent changes in legislation for STEM professionals interested in the transition to visas such as H1B, O1, and permanent residency (green card).
Academia Challenges for Women in STEM: Training, Discrimination, and PolicyMore
From institutional barriers to persistent biases, women in academia face a number of obstacles when pursuing careers in STEM. A comprehensive look at Elsevier’s 2017 Gender in the Global Research Landscape report sheds light on those unique challenges.
Academy Member NseAbasi NsikakAbasi Etim, PhD is promoting science beyond boundaries. Read on to learn about her work in our virtual mentoring programs.More
Working in engineering and construction since World War II, Academy Member Ethel Romm brings a unique energy and perspective to our Lyceum Society.Learn how Academy Member Jorge M. Torres used his scientific background to help launch a career as a venture capital investor.More
Science Policy Consultation
The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists celebrate the achievements of extraordinary young scientists and engineers and accelerate innovation through unrestricted funding.More
The Junior Academy recruits STEM experts to coach teams of talented, highly motivated students as they compete in science & technology challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies. Students and mentors can participate from anywhere in the world, connecting with one another via Launchpad, our interactive challenge platform.More
Available exclusively to our Member community, Member-to-Member Mentoring is a self-directed mentoring program that matches early career scientists and engineers with experienced STEM professionals for advice and coaching.
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Special Issue: The Year in Neurology and PsychiatryMore
A concise issue of The Year in Neurology and Psychiatry with papers on the role of the gut microbiota in brain health and disease; gene regulatory mechanisms underlying sex differences in brain development; axon structure, function, and disease; and precision medicine for multiple sclerosis.
Special Issue: Implementation Research and Practice for Early Childhood DevelopmentMore
Globally, 250 million children fail to meet developmental potential in the first five years of life--45% of all under-fives. This special issue presents 19 state-of-the-art papers that serve as a much needed guide for better implementation research and practice, including improved reporting of implementation structures and processes of ECD programs.
Special Issue: Healthy AgingMore
This special issue presents nine papers that discuss issues related to diet and life span, including the role of autophagy in regulation of yeast life span, dietary sulfur amino acid restriction, genomic hypomethylation, and effects of rapamycin.
Host an Event at the AcademyOur MissionMore
For 200 years—since 1817—the Academy has brought together extraordinary people working at the frontiers of discovery. Among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States, it has become not only an enduring cultural institution in New York, but also one of the most significant organizations in the global scientific community.