About our affiliate, the ArMel Scientifics Center for Technology & Public Policy
The Aris Institute, a social networking initiative with a focus on Maryland and the national capital region, is affiliated to the ArMel Scientifics Center for Technology & Public Policy, a research enterprise concerned with innovation in national (US) and global contexts. Both initiatives are chaired by engineer, investor and business leader Aris Melissaratos, Dean of the Brown School of Business and Leadership at Stevenson University.
The ArMel Center has presences in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Md, and operates under the auspices of ArMel Scientifics, a technology enterprise founded by Mr Melissaratos in 2001. ArMel Scientifics has invested in more than 40 technology ventures. The Center’s work is privately funded. Although Center research associates are and/or have been connected with universities, companies and other organizations, the Center isn’t affiliated with any organization except ArMel Scientifics and the Aris Institute.
The Center encourages interdisciplinary discourse and promotes research and analysis on public policy, economic, cultural and philosophical issues related to scientific and technological innovation. It especially seeks to promote better public understanding and appreciation of the processes of scientific and technological progress. Like the Aris Institute, the Center is associated with no political party.
The Center’s work involves documentary scholarship and discourse and the activities of Center scholars and research associates generate publications in scholarly and mass media as well as private analyses shared among Center researchers.
The Center doesn’t do research that requires laboratories or engineering workshops. It originates its projects from within, but is open to proposals for cooperative research and publishing projects. If you want to propose a publishing or research project to the Center, you can do so by writing to the Center or the Aris Institute, via the website contact page of either one.
The Center’s interests span a wide range of topics linked to technology innovation and public policy, including but not limited to: Internet civilization * Future studies * Telecommunications policy * Nanotechnology * Infrastructure development * The knowledge economy and the economic impact of science and technology * The environment and climate change * Medical technology & public health services * Urban and regional planning * STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education * Nuclear technology * Biotechnology * The history of science and technology * The philosophy of knowledge and the technological disciplines * Technological aspects of geopolitics