News from FABBS

FABBS Shares Activity Highlights with NASEM Board

November 16, 2018

On October 24th, FABBS Executive Director Paula Skedsvold spoke to The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences about FABBS advocacy and education activities. Her presentation, FABBS: Promoting the Sciences of Mind, Brain, and Behavior at the Federal Level, provided highlights for the Board about federal discretionary funding since the Budget Control Act of 2011; federal science funding for NIH, NSF,

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“How Americans Really View Science in Society”: A Necessary Conversation

October 30, 2018

On October 2nd, the Aspen Institute hosted a conversation on “Challenging the Orthodoxy of How Americans View Science in Society.” It featured a presentation by Science Counts Executive Director, Chris Volpe, followed by a panel discussion.

Dan Glickman, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute, opened the event, stressing that when the public does not understand something, they are less likely to deem it as important. Seema Kumar, the Vice President of Innovation,

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Capitol Hill Event Honors Silly Science with Lasting Impact

September 20, 2018

The 2018 Golden Goose Award ceremony took place on September 13th at the Library of Congress on Capitol Hill. The Golden Goose Award honors federally-funded research that may have at first seemed “silly”, frivolous, or obscure, but have led to breakthroughs with lasting and broad impact.

The event began with an introduction from Rush Holt, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a founding organization of the awards. Holt reminded the

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March for Science Momentum Builds for Saturday and Beyond

April 20th, 2017

Celebrate science! The March for Science will take place on April 22, 2017 in Washington DC, with over 500 satellite marches taking place elsewhere around the country and the world. Organizers encourage participants to register for their local marches so that they can best plan ahead, and also to note any interesting trends. For example, did you know that only 30% of registered marchers identify as scientists or science educators? The majority of marchers are members of the

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