AAU Guest Lecture: Tobin Smith

Toby SmithThe Lion in the Path: U.S. Science Policy in an Era of Political Polarization and Alternative Facts

April 3, 4:10 – 5:00 p.m., Cardinal Room, Memorial Union

Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided.

About Tobin (Toby) Smith

Tobin (Toby) Smith has served at Association of American Universities (AAU) since January 2003. As Vice President for Policy, he oversees  AAU’s policy projects, initiatives and activities including the AAU Undergraduate STEM education and PhD education initiatives. He is responsible for matters relating to science and innovation policy and broader impacts of science. He shares responsibility for matters concerning research costs and compliance issues including facilities and administrative costs, export controls, scientific openness and security, technology transfer and regulatory reform. He also staffs the Senior Research Officers constituent group.

Smith has written and spoken widely on science policy and funding issues. He is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Roundtable on the Communication and Use of Social and Behavioral Sciences and serves on the Advisory Board to the National Alliance for Broader Impacts (NABI). Smith is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Contact the Office of the Vice President for Research, via email vpr@iastate.edu or call 515-294-6344