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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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David Lockett

School of Applied Computational Sciences
K-16 Outreach and Funding
David Lockett is a K-16 Outreach and Grants Proposal Development Specialist at the School of Applied Computational Sciences.

He is a recipient of the International Society of Technology in Education STEM Professional Learning Network Award, which is awarded to STEM teachers that have displayed leadership and advocacy in understanding and advancing the authentic use of STEM in education.
David is currently a collaborator on the Innovators Developing Accessible Tools in Astronomy (IDATA), a NSF STEM+C project, working to advance knowledge and understanding of best practices in teaching and learning related to computation and computational thinking in astronomy.

He has endeavored to impact local, state, and national initiatives in a variety of project-based learning opportunities at numerous national and state conferences, such as the National Science Teachers Association, International Society for Technology in Education, and Future of Educational Technology Conference, showcasing computer science and STEM initiatives.

David believes that as a CS and STEM teacher, accessible instruction and technologies that promote student equity and engagement, collaboration, and problem-solving is key. He is increasingly active with national efforts to provide more CS and STEM role models for students and builder stronger connections to the professional scientific community.