In relation to studies and understanding of broad energy and pollution management
issues, the U.S. National Academies have had an on-going program of cooperation with
the Chinese Academies (Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of
Engineering) for a number of years. Joint study activities date to the late 1990s and led to
the publication in 2000 of Cooperation in the Energy Futures of China and the United
States. This volume was the first examination of the broad energy questions facing both
nations at the turn of the new millennium. ...
Bill Cassidy led meteorite recovery expeditions in the Antarctic for fifteen years and his searches have resulted in the collection of thousands of meteorite specimens from the ice. This personal account of his field experiences on the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Project reveals the influence the work has had on our understanding of the moon, Mars and the asteroid belt. Cassidy describes the hardships and dangers of fieldwork in a hostile environment, as well as the appreciation he developed for its beauty.
This led me in search of further exposure and training that would assist
in achieving this goal. A conversation with Dr Tolu Bella Awusah, a Nigerian
child and adolescent psychiatrist who was then a fellow at the University
of Pittsburgh, encouraged me to explore the Children’s Hospital Global
Partnerships Program (CHGP) in Boston, US. While these enquiries were
ongoing, I was also fortunate to be selected as one of the Donald Cohen Fellows
for the IACAPAP conference in Beijing in 2010.