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NIHHIS Urban Heat Island Project to be Featured in Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Panel

  • 8 July 2022
NIHHIS Urban Heat Island Project to be Featured in Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Panel

CPO's Hunter Jones will be a panelist on the White House & GSA Open Innovation Forum on Building Equitable Partnerships. The forum celebrates OSTP's biennial Implementation of Federal Prizes and Citizen Science Authority report to congress and the role of community partnerships in federal open innovation. The event will take place on July 20th from 2-4pm ET.

The event will be opened by Dr. Alondra Nelson, acting Director of OSTP and GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan. It will feature presentations on Partnerships for Environmental Public Health (NIEH); the COVID-19 Forecasting Hub (Epidemic Prediction Initiative) (CDC); RISE Challenge (CDC); Inclusive Design Challenge (DOT); Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign (NOAA).

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