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Vincent Caprio Speaks at AWRA DC Event 9/24/13

Posted on September 25th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Vincent Caprio, Kyle Reissner & Cat Shrier at AWRA DC Event 9/24/13

Posted on September 25th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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American Water Infrastructure needs more Funding and Innovation

Posted on September 25th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Written by Vincent Caprio
for GE’s Our Water Counts blog Water Wise

For the last 5 years the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation, has stated to our leaders on Capitol Hill that to repair America’s decaying water infrastructure will cost approximately $350-400 billion.  The grade for the 2013 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers for America’s Drinking Water is a D.

Engineers and Scientists from the Water Industry and Senior Executives from Utilities, Academia and Think Tanks all agree that much of our drinking water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) based their estimate at $1 trillion. This would be the cost to replace every pipe over the coming decades. These numbers seem frightening, right?  Historically, large infrastructure projects have cost overruns.  Case in point, the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge, which opened on Tuesday, September 4th 2013 had a cost of $6.4 billion.  The original cost estimate was $1.4 billion.

My two biggest concerns are the following:

1. Funding – We must commit to Water Infrastructure funding in America.
2. Lack of funding is leading to a decrease in Water Technology and Innovation.

The following is a list of U.S. Patents in Water and Wastewater Treatment from 2003 -2012.  The total number is 1,449.

% increase in numbers of U.S. water-related patents from 2003 to 2012: 

153/131 = 1.17 = 17%

Let’s examine the Total U.S. Patents from 2003-2012.  The total number is 253,155.

TOTAL U.S. PATENTS 2003-2012:

The following table displays annual, U.S. patent application from 2003 to 2012 

Source:  US PTO, www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/h_counts.htm

Calendar
Year
Utility
Patent
Applications
(inventions)
Design
Patent
Applications
Plant
Patent
Applications
Utility
Patents
(inventions)
2012 542,815 32,799 1,149 253,155
2011 503,582 30,467 1,139 224,505
2010 490,226 29,059 992 219,614
2009 456,106 25,806 959 167,349
2008 456,321 27,782 1,209 157,772
2007 456,154 27,752 1,049 157,282
2006 425,967 25,515 1,151 173,772
2005 390,733 25,553 1,222 143,806
2004 356,943 23,975 1,221 164,290
2003 342,441 22,602 1,000 169,023

 

% increase in number of all U.S. patents from 2003 to 2012: 

 253,155/169,023 = 1.50 = 50%

The increase in total U.S. Patents from 2003-2012 is 50%.  Sadly, U.S. Water Patents, at a 17% increase are not keeping pace with America’s technology revolution.  We must continue to be advocates of U.S water infrastructure funding for innovators and entrepreneurs who have a market for their products.

Agenda Update – Nanomanufacturing Summit/Informatics for Nanomanufacturing – Oct 15-17

Posted on September 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

2013 marks a special occasion for our Nanotechnology Community.  December will mark the 10th Anniversary of President Bush’s signing of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.  Many of America’s Nanotechnology leaders will be joining us in Philadelphia.

NNI-signing-by-President-Bush

 

 

 

Our Informatics for Nanomanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013/NanoBusiness Conference is less than 30 days away.  Our 3 day conference, October 15-17th, is located on the historic grounds of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia

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REGISTER TODAY – 3 Day Program $500
Please remember to register for the Philadelphia conference ASAP.  Seating is limited.

HOTEL
Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
1-215-561-1776

Book your reservation.
Please refer to the “Nano Conference” when making reservations.

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 14-17, 2013.
The special room rate of $165/night will be available until the group block is sold out.
Our hotel block is filling up quickly.  Please reserve your room today.

This year’s conference has several new components.  We have 2 events over 3 days and have added new tracks to our Program.

For the first time, we will be hosting Informatics for Nanomanufacturing on Tuesday, October 15th.

Welcome and Introduction to Informatics for Nanomanufacturing
– Mark Tuominen (National Nanomanufacturing Network)

PROJECT OVERVIEWS
Nanomaterial Database
– Kim Guzan (RTI International)

InterNano
– Jessica Adamick (National Nanomanufacturing Network)

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER
– Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation

GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
Materials Genome Initiative
– Linda Horton (U.S. Department of Energy)

National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure
– Lisa Friedersdorf, Senior Policy Analyst & Program Manager NSIs, NNCO

US-EU Communities of Research
– Dr. Jeffrey Morse, Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network
– Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

INDUSTRY
ManufacturingHUB and the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium
– Steven Shade (Purdue University)

INFORMATICS
Stalking the Materials Genome: A Data-Driven Approach to the Virtual Design of Nanostructured Polymers
– Curt Breneman (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Evening Reception with Nanomanufacturing Summit attendees
Posters available

Another first time presentation will be the inclusion of a Graphene Development & Commercialization track on Thursday, October 17th sponsored by the Graphene Stakeholder’s Association led by Stephen Waite, Co-Founder of the GSA.

Session 1: Developing Graphene: Standards, Tools, Nomenclature
– Moderator: Keith Blakely, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
– Dr. Andrew Pollard, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
– Dr. Toby Sainsbury, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
– Dr. Angela Hight Walker, Senior Scientist, NIST

Session 2: Graphene Production: Recipes for Success
– Moderator: Dr. Alan Rae, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
– Dr. Elena Polyakova, Founder and CEO, Graphene Labs
– Ray Gibbs, Commercial Director, Haydale

Session 3: Graphene Roadmap – Innovation and Commercialization Prospects
– Moderator: Stephen Waite, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
– Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers
– Jon Myers, CEO, Graphene Technologies

In addition, Our very successful Nanomanufacturing track returns on Wednesday, October 16th.  Speakers include:
– Paul Clayson, President & CEO, HzO Inc.
– David J. Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.
– Joe Piche, CEO, Eikos
– Dan Russell, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Operations, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
– Scott Jacobs, Vice President Product Development, Treasurer & Director, Quantum Confined

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NANO NEWS

Reality Bites: EPA Withdraws Two Draft Chemical Rules
By Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bridgelux Ranked Among Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company For Third Consecutive Year

Remember – Manufacturing Day is October 4, 2013

Intel CEO announces 14-nanometer processors, predicts sub-$100 tablets

nanoTox Academy logo

 

Nanotechnology OEHS Boot Camps
Our Professional Development programs are designed to provide attendees with the tools and experience needed to create Nanotechnology OEHS programs.  Upcoming Boot Camps include:

– Oct. 11, 2013 – Kansas City, Missouri (Mini Boot Camp)
– Oct. 28-30, 2013 – Austin, Texas (Full Boot Camp)
– Nov. 11, 2013 – Frederica, Delaware (Mini Boot Camp)

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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Program Update – Water Management & Nano Energy Summit – Nov 13-14 – Houston

Posted on September 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today we would like to announce our program update for the Water Management & Nano Energy Summit, November 13-14th at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium in Houston, TX.

Here is the updated list of speakers on our Program

Water 2.0 – Water Management Conference
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

– Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, WIAF Founder
– Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms
– Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water
– Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard
– Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies
– Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
– Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
– Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners
– Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco
– Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative
– Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies
– Dr. Pedro J. J. Alvarez, Engineering Professor/Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Chair, Rice University
– Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine

Sponsored by GE
We will be having a reception on the evening of Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00-9:00.

Nano Energy Summit
Thursday, November 14, 2013

– Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
– Griffith A. Kundahl, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, NanoBCA
– Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group
– Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies
– Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright
– Governor George F. Allen
– Vicki L. Colvin, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
– Quentin Tannock, Chairman, Cambridge IP
– William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
– Doug Jamison, CEO, Harris & Harris Group
– Mark Vreeke, Founder, Chemical Angel Network
– Mujdat Karatas, Founder, INSCX
– Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM
– Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech (Invited)
– Jess Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase (Invited)

REGISTER TODAY – $500

HOTEL

Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-528-7744

Click here to make your reservation
or call 1-713-528-7744 directly to make a reservation by phone

Room Rates: From $177.00 per night

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WATER NEWS

Facebook for Industry – Mobility + Data + Analytics is a NOW Thing!
Written by Kyle Reissner

Let your System do the Work. Enable your Workforce.
Written by Terry Biederman

Water Week unveils new Global Water Center

NextDrop Uses Big Data, Texting To Improve Water Distribution

Cairo Residents Question New Tap Water Source

Why Won’t Obama Visit North Dakota?

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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
203-733-1949
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
www.waterinnovations.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Save the Date: Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013 – Oct 15-17th, Philadelphia PA

Posted on September 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today we would like to announce our Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013 & 12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference – October 15-17th at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

 Our Program will include the following Keynote Speakers:
– Dr. Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
– Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech
– Doug Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group
– Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
– Scott E. Rickert, Ph.D., Co-Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nanofilm
– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities

REGISTER TODAY – 3 Day Program $500
Please remember to register for the Philadelphia conference ASAP.  Seating is limited. 

HOTEL
Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
1-215-561-1776

Book your reservation.
Please refer to the “Nano Conference” when making reservations.

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 14, 2013 – October 17, 2013.
The special room rate of $165/night will be available until the group block is sold-out.

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NANO NEWS

EPA Promulgates SNURs for Two Carbon Nanotube Substances
Summary by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On August 7, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated significant new use rules (SNUR) through a direct final rule for 53 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN), including two PMN substances whose reported chemical names include the term “carbon nanotube” (CNT).  Seven of the chemical substances, including the CNT substances, are subject to consent orders under Section 5(e) of the Toxic Substances Control Act.  Persons who intend to manufacture or process any of the 53 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use must notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.  The required notification will provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary, to prohibit or limit that activity before it occurs.  The SNURs are effective October 7, 2013.  Written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments, are due September 6, 2013.  If EPA receives written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit adverse or critical comments, it will withdraw the relevant SNUR(s) before the effective date.  The SNUR is available at: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-08-07/pdf/2013-18982.pdf.

10 states where manufacturing still matters
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/08/10/10-states-where-manufacturing-still-matters/2638363/

NanoInk – Bankruptcy – Liquidation of Assets
Assets to be sold due to the bankruptcy of NanoInk, Inc.

New Form of Carbon is Stronger Than Graphene and Diamond
MIT Technology Review

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UPCOMING NANO EVENTS

Stakeholder Perspectives on the Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology (R3 Workshop)
Date:  September 10-11th, 2013
Time:  8:30am ET both days
Location: USDA Patriot Plaza First Floor Conference Center, 355 E Street, SW, Washington, DC

Upcoming nanoTox Academy OEHS Seminars, Symposia & Boot Camps
– Sept. 30, 2013 – Frederica, Delaware
– Oct. 7, 2013 – Denver, Colorado
– Oct. 11, 2013 – Kansas City, Missouri
More info and registration at http://nanotoxacademy.com/AboutUs/CourseListing.aspx

Webinar – Market Alert: Learn About Changes to New EU Laws on Nanomaterials
Date: September 18, 2013
Time: 11:00am ET

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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia on October 15th.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Special Edition: NanoBCA Conference Call – Tues 8/27 – 2:00-2:30pm ET

Posted on September 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are having a special conference call led by Elizabeth Nesbitt, International Trade Analyst for Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, U.S. International Trade Commission

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Time: 2:00-2:30pm ET
Call-in number: 213-493-0604 code: 813-721-385

The United States Government has started a new study at the U.S. International Trade Commission. It focuses on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs; companies with fewer than 500 employees) in the United States who export to the EU or who are planning to do so.

The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) is preparing a fact-finding study entitled Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union (Inv. No. 332-541). The study, requested by the United States Trade Representative (USTR), will catalogue trade-related barriers that U.S. SMEs perceive as disproportionately affecting their exports to the EU, compared to those of larger U.S. exporters to the EU. SMEs are defined as companies with fewer than 500 employees. The Commission will submit the report to the USTR January 31, 2014.

More information—including deadlines about the hearing and written submissions—is available in the Commission’s Federal Register notice (http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/332/332_541_noticel_3.pdf).

Copies of the request letter and the Commission’s news release are available on the Commission’s website at http://www.usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/What_We_Are_Working_On.htm.

Please contact Elizabeth Nesbitt (202-205-3355 or Elizabeth.Nesbitt@usitc.gov) if you are with an SME and interested in participating in the study.

Please join us to discuss this opportunity.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org

www.vincentcaprio.org

Water Management & Nano Energy Summit – Nov 13-14th – Rice University – Houston

Posted on September 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today we are excited to announce our Water 2.0 – Water Management & Nano Energy Summit, November 13-14th at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium in Houston, TX

PROGRAM
WATER MANAGEMENT
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

8:45 -9:00  Opening Remarks
Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-9:30  Keynote
Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

10:00-10:30  Keynote
Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies

10:30-11:00
Terry E. Biederman, P.E., Global Industry Manager – Water, GE Intelligent Platforms

11:00-12:00  Panel
Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote
Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners

1:30-2:00  Keynote
Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco

2:00-2:30
Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

2:30-3:00
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

3:00-3:30
Dr. Pedro J. J. Alvarez, Engineering Professor/Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Chair, Rice University

3:30-4:30  Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine
1. The new P3 opportunities and mandates for fixing America’s water treatment systems
2. The importance of new ideas and technology to get the job done under tight cost constraints
3. Financing tech development projects and the commercial perspective of water deals

6:00-9:00  Reception – Sponsored by GE

NANO ENERGY
Thursday, November 14, 2013

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks
Griffith A. Kundahl, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, NanoBCA

9:00-9:30  Keynote

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group

10:00-11:00  Panel
– Don Ewert
– Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies
– Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00-12:00  Panel

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Vicky L. Colvin, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University

2:00-3:00 Investment Panel
– Quentin Tannock, Chairman, CambridgeIP
– William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
– Doug Jamison, CEO, Harris & Harris
– Mark Vreeke, Founder, Chemical Angel Network
– Mujdat Karatas, Founder, INSCX

3:00-4:30  Tour of The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

4:30-6:00 Reception

REGISTER TODAY – $500

HOTEL
Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-528-7744

Click here to make your reservation
or call 1-713-528-7744 directly to make a reservation by phone

Room Rates: From $177.00 per night

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WATER NEWS

Go Green Global Technologies Corp. Receives NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Certification for Its Sonical(TM) Water Conditioner
Wall Street Journal

Money Isn’t The Issue…Utilities Have It!
Written by Kyle Reissner

Are You Seeing the Edge?
By Alan Hinchman

High Performance Automation for a Connected World
Written by Martin Byars
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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Wishing you and your family a happy Labor Day!

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
203-733-1949
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
www.waterinnovations.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

NanoBCA Endorses USA Science & Engineering Festival – Apr 25-27, 2014

Posted on September 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I never would have guessed a dozen years ago when I was helping to start the NanoBusiness Alliance that the field would have developed this much. I would like to thank Vincent Caprio and the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association for their support in developing a Nanotechnology Pavilion at next year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival. It is the largest STEM event in the world and takes place from April 25-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

We want you to be part of this amazing effort. Our last event had over 250,000 attendees which included students, families, teachers, government leaders, media and industry officials.  We are aiming at doubling our attendance for 2014.  Speakers and performers will include President Obama, the cast of The Big Bang Theory, Nobel Prize winners, Bill Nye the Science Guy, astronauts and Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. There will be activities such as interactive exhibits, career fairs, hackathons, a TED-like talk for kids, a book fair, teacher training conferences and visits to local schools with at-risk youth.

This is a free, non-profit, purely educational, inspirational and family-friendly event to get kids excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Exhibitor space will include 750 of the World’s leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations. A special effort will be made to attract more girls to pursue science and engineering careers. Exhibit space starts at $750 for non-profits. Exhibiting at the USA Science & Engineering Festival can create an amazing experience for your company.

Please take a look at the short video on our homepage with President Obama to get a sense of the event.  I would enjoy setting up a time to speak about your participation in this amazing event designed to excite and engage young people in careers in science, math and technology.

Best Regards,

m.

F. Marek Modzelewski
mark@usasciencefestival.org
USA Science & Engineering Festival
San Diego, CA/Washington, DC
www.usasciencefestival.org

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The USA Science &  Engineering Festival is a collaboration of more than 750 organizations including:

– Professional Science & Engineering Societies, including the National Academies, AAAS, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, IEEE, American Women in Sciences, Society of Hispanic Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and many more.

– Universities/Colleges/Research Institutes including Harvard, Purdue, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, U.S. Naval Academy, J. Craig Venter Research Institute, Carnegie Institute of Sciences and more.

– Government Agencies and Federal Laboratories including NIH, NASA, USDA, EPA, DoD, DoE, CIA, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Fermi Accelerator Facility, and many more.

– High Technology and Life Science Companies including Lockheed Martin, Genentech, Baxter, 3M, Nike, Hitachi and many more.

– Science Outreach Organizations including the Smithsonian, American Museum of Natural History, The Franklin Institute, Koshland Museum, and many more.

– Community Organizations including FIRST, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and more.

WIAF Endorses USA Science & Engineering Festival – Apr 25-27, 2014

Posted on September 19th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I never would have guessed that 5 years ago when I was helping to start the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation that there would be so many advances in water technology.  I would like to thank Vincent Caprio and the WIAF for their support in developing a Water Pavilion at next year’s USA Science & Engineering Festival.  It is the largest STEM event in the world and takes place from April 25-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

We want you to be part of this amazing effort.  Our last event had over 250,000 attendees which included students, families, teachers, government leaders, media and industry officials.  We are aiming at doubling our attendance for 2014.  Speakers and performers will include President Obama, the cast of The Big Bang Theory, Nobel Prize winners, Bill Nye the Science Guy, astronauts and Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs.  There will be activities such as interactive exhibits, career fairs, hackathons, a TED-like talk for kids, a book fair, teacher training conferences and visits to local schools with at-risk youth.

This is a free, non-profit, purely educational, inspirational and family-friendly event to get kids excited about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Exhibitor space will include 750 of the World’s leading professional scientific and engineering societies, universities, government agencies, high-tech corporations and STEM outreach and community organizations. A special effort is made to attract more girls to pursue science and engineering careers. Exhibit space starts at $750 for non-profits. Exhibiting at the USA Science & Engineering Festival can create an amazing experience for your company.

Please take a look at the short video on our homepage with President Obama to get a sense of the event.  I would enjoy setting up a time to speak about your participation in this amazing event designed to excite and engage young people in careers in science, math and technology.

Best Regards,

m.

F. Marek Modzelewski
mark@usasciencefestival.org
USA Science & Engineering Festival
San Diego, CA/Washington, DC
www.usasciencefestival.org

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The USA Science &  Engineering Festival is a collaboration of more than 750 organizations including:

– Professional Science & Engineering Societies, including the National Academies, AAAS, American Physical Society, American Chemical Society, IEEE, American Women in Sciences, Society of Hispanic Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers and many more.

– Universities/Colleges/Research Institutes including Harvard, Purdue, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, U.S. Naval Academy, J. Craig Venter Research Institute, Carnegie Institute of Sciences and more.

– Government Agencies and Federal Laboratories including NIH, NASA, USDA, EPA, DoD, DoE, CIA, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Fermi Accelerator Facility, and many more.

– High Technology and Life Science Companies including Lockheed Martin, Genentech, Baxter, 3M, Nike, Hitachi and many more.

– Science Outreach Organizations including the Smithsonian, American Museum of Natural History, The Franklin Institute, Koshland Museum, and many more.

– Community Organizations including FIRST, Girls Inc., Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and more.

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WIAF ANNOUNCES WATER 2.0 – Water Management Summit
November 13-14, 2013
Rice University – Shell Auditorium
Houston, TX

The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation is proud to announce our upcoming Water 2.0 – Water Management Summit  on November 13-14th in Houston, TX.  Our event is being held at Shell Auditorium on the campus of Rice University.  The Summit is a gathering of the World’s leading experts who are generating cutting-edge technological solutions for challenges in the water and energy sectors.

The Summit will address state-of-the-art innovative solutions to decades-old problems in the water and oil and gas sectors. These pioneering technologies are emerging rapidly into the market thanks to revolutionary breakthroughs in material science, nanoscience and computational power.  Our event will feature prominent speakers from industry, government, finance and academia.

Here are some of the prominent SPEAKERS participating in our Water 2.0 – Water Management Summit:

Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms
Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water
Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard
Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies
Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners
Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco
Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Hope you and your family are enjoying the summer.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
203-733-1949
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
www.waterinnovations.org
www.vincentcaprio.org