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April 26, 1996

The State Science and Technology Institute has launched its home page on the World Wide Web. The site serves as a one-stop resource for cooperative technology program managers. The site provides information on SSTI activities including information services and research.


One of the key information services provided by SSTI is reporting up-to-date activity from Washington D.C. on matters related to science and technology, particularly as they affect state programs. Our home page has a link to FYI messages from Chris Coburn, President of SSTI, that report Washington happenings.

A major area of the site provides detailed descriptions of state cooperative technology programs. At the end of each state profile is:

a contact person for the state, who can provide information about its programs and other services the state offers; a link to the state's home page; and links to the state's economic development and S&T home pages, where available.

The profiles are from the book Partnerships: A Compendium of State and Federal Cooperative Technology Programs. The profiles will be updated over the coming year and the revised descriptions will be put on the SSTI home page.

Through an arrangement with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), visitors to the SSTI home page can call on the resources of ASME experts in eight technical groups (basic engineering, energy conversion, energy resources, environment and transportation, general engineering, manufacturing, materials and structures, and systems and design). The home page allows for a quick e-mail to the experts with whatever technical question the user faces.

The home page also contains links to other science and technology and state resources that are of use to cooperative technology program managers. Those links will be expanded in the near future.

Look on the home page in the future for new additions, including copies of the Digest and summaries of the Institute's issue briefs.

The SSTI web site is made available through the facilities of the Colorado Advanced Technology Institute and the generous assistance of Phillips Bradford.