ASTRA Affiliated Programs

Shining a Light on PBM & The Health Care Innovation Ecosystem

November 01, 2018

Recently, I was honored to be invited by Dr. Robert Boege, Executive Director of ASTRA to join ASTRA’s Futurist Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein, and serve as a NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist covering a Congressional Briefing held in the Rayburn House Office Building on October 11, 2018 entitled, “Ending Opiod Use: A New Hope”.  The event was co-sponsored by ASTRA, The World Association for Laser Therapy, NetGeneration of Youth, The Optical Society of America, and thirteen other science and medical organizations.  What an opportunity to learn about PBM, “photobiomodulation,” an innovative medical technology, as well as, to be exposed to the organizational stakeholders who advocate for support of America’s ‘science and technology innovation ecosystem.’

Photobiomodulation Therapy Event - Briefing Materials

October 22, 2018

ASTRA was among the hosts and co-sponsors of a Congressional Briefing event titled, Ending Opioid Use; A New Hope, on October 11, 2018.

James Carroll (CEO, THOR Photomedicine), Prof. Praveen Arany (University at Buffalo, NY), Annette Quinn RN (Program Manager, Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) Cancer Center) introduced Photobiomodulation (PBM) to a large gathering of senior policy officials at the Rayburn House Office Building.

ASTRA Salutes Kavya Kopparapu, an Inspiring Global NetGeneration of Youth

May 10, 2018

By Kavya Kopparapu

Today, December 1st, Christmas came early. In late October, I was invited to participate in the “Long Conversation,” a series of dialogues about the future. As one of the invited leaders from the fields of arts and scientists, I participated in a brief dialogue with the one and only Yo-yo Ma about my vision for artificial intelligence and diversity in computer science.

Invitation to Join ASTRA at the 2018 Color of STEM Voices Keynote Presentation

March 23, 2018

Please join ASTRA April 7th at the 2018 Color of STEM Voices Keynote Presentation spotlighting world futurist Jerome C. Glenn, at the Fifth USA Science and Engineering Festival at the Washington DC Convention Center from 1:30PM to 3:00PM.

ASTRA’s Executive Director, Dr. Robert Boege and its Advisor & Futurist, Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein will moderate Mr. Glenn’s presentation: ‘Changing the Future of Work & Technology: Implication for Education and Learning.’

NetGeneration of Youth Ambassadors Explore the World of STEM at the 2018 BEYA Conference & Discover that 'Any Dream is Reachable'

March 22, 2018

The 32nd Annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) held in February at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.was the place to be for all those in search of inspiration and opportunity. As a NetGeneration of Youth Cyberjournalist from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, I had the ripe opportunity to be on the spot to cover this special civic activity with my teammates Abdul Khan and Phoebe Tomsu. Our interviews of business and science leaders from across the nation provided us with an inside look into the world of STEM where ‘Any Dream is Reachable.’

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