With the Royal Norwegian Consulate General Houston serving as the main organizer, the 11th annual Transatlantic Science Week will be he held in Houston November 12-16, 2012. The main venues for the event will be Rice University and the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center, both situated in the Medical District area of Houston.
TSW12 is organized in close cooperation with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
The TSW12 webpage is now launched, and it will be frequently updated with the latest TSW12 program. Through the website, one can register for the event, read the latest draft program, and book hotels at reduced rates. Participants are strongly advised to read the draft program before registering, as it will provide a detailed overview of the many TSW12 workshops and sessions. There is also a brief overview that offers a more general look at the event.
Since its origin in Washington, D.C. in 2002, Transatlantic Science Week has grown to become an institutionalized networking and partnering arena of educational and research collaboration across the Atlantic Ocean. The main themes of the Transatlantic Science Week 2012 will be Energy and Medicine/Health. TSW12 includes several new features, among them a special offer for graduate level students in petroleum technology and geosciences, and a Think Tank panel. The High North/Arctic will receive more attention than it has in previous Science Weeks, reflecting its increased importance in the public debate. TSW12 will also include site visits to regional universities and businesses.
Our program will include prominent speakers from key institutions in Norway and Houston.
Among the speakers will be David Leebron, President of Rice University; Kristin Halvorsen, The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research; Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation; and Dr. James Willerson, Director of Texas Heart Institute. More information can be found in the speaker list in the program, or under speakers on the website.