CU Boulder VC Represents CU at DC Media Roundtable & White House
CU Boulder Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Terri Fiez, was selected to represent leading research universities at a press roundtable in Washington, D.C. on July 18. The event, sponsored by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and The Science Coalition (TSC), was moderated by Jeff Mervis, senior correspondent at Science Magazine. VC Fiez was among ten senior research officers, who in addition to CU, represented Texas A&M, University of Oregon, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Penn State and several other leading research universities. The distinguished panel met with national press for an on-the-record conversation about the benefits of university research to U.S. economic competitiveness. The event was also livestreamed and media outlets including Education Dive published stories based on the discussion. The forum was a great opportunity to showcase CU research programs, as well as the university's $3.8 billion impact on the state of Colorado, for a national audience. This was VC Fiez's second time representing CU on the panel; she also participated in 2016.
While in DC, VC Fiez also met with senior policy staff from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to discuss the importance of the university-government partnership and ways for the executive branch to support the nation's innovation ecosystem and tech transfer at universities.
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