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NASEM Summit on Diversity

July 15, 2021

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) held a national summit on Addressing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism in 21st Century STEMM Organizations on July 29th and 30th. Over the two days, the panel discussed the effects of systemic and structural racism and bias on underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) as well as strategies to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in

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FABBS Public Scholarship Series Wraps with Op-Eds and Policy Briefs

June 15, 2021

FABBS, in collaboration with the Scholars Strategy Network, continued our June Series on Public Scholarship with presentations about strategies and opportunities to elevate research findings.

The session Drafting a Policy Brief was led by Joanna Ten-Kate: Scholars Strategy Network, Policy Associate (bio here). The interactive session led by Ms. Ten-Kate addressed how to choose a target audience, provided advice on writing for different audiences, and defined the components

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New Guidance: Youth Mental Health in the Wake of COVID-19

July 15, 2021

The Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN), an activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), produced a rapid expert consultation of school-based strategies for addressing youth mental health and well-being in the wake of COVID-19. With support and sponsorship by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, SEAN linked researchers in the behavioral, economic, and social sciences with decision makers to respond to

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Federal Budget Process Shows Promising Signs for Research Funding

July 15, 2021

While attention in Congress remains focused on major infrastructure spending proposals, the annual appropriations process continues to move forward, with encouraging signs for federal research investment. On July 13, the House Appropriations Subcommittees considered spending bills that include the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The full Committee meets to consider the legislation on July

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