The U.S. and Argentina Discuss Science and Technology Cooperation

The U.S. hosted the Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Dr. Lino Baranao, in Washington, DC on October 22 and 23 for discussions on deepening U.S.-Argentine cooperation on oceans research and management as well as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.  A number of lines of effort were identified for continued or new cooperation including student and researcher exchanges, the sharing of STEM education materials and experience, and oceans research.

The meeting was opened by Dr. Baranao and Catherine Novelli, the State Department’s Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment.  U.S. participants included the Department of State, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Smithsonian Institution, and several academic institutions.