Policy@Tech with Valerie Thomas

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Thomas, an associate professor in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, will share her experiences as an advisor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a Congressional Science Fellow.

About the speaker:
Dr. Valerie Thomas is the Anderson Interface Associate Professor of Natural Systems in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, with a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy. Her research interests are energy and materials efficiency, sustainability, industrial ecology, technology assessment, international security, and science and technology policy. Current research projects include the environmental impacts of biofuels and electricity system policy and planning. Among her appointments, Prof. Thomas was the American Physical Society Congressional Science Fellow in 2004-2005, a Member of the U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board from 2003 to 2009, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and of the American Physical Society.

About Policy@Tech
Policy@Tech is a consortium of Georgia Tech’s policy research centers. Its goal is to increase Georgia Tech’s policy impact by

  • Shaping state and national discussions on critical global challenges
  • Catalyzing Tech faculty/student interaction with decision-makers Increasing communication among policy research units
  • Extending the network of policy-related centers and individuals across campus
  • Raising the visibility of policy-related research on and off campus

Policy@Tech Campus Partners are Georgia Tech faculty who have served in government or on government advisory bodies


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
  • Created: 03/20/2014
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 04/13/2017

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