President Biden Announced Key Picks for OSTP and PCAST
January 21, 2021
Days before taking office, then President-Elect Biden announced appointments to the Office of Science Policy and Technology (OSTP) and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The timing of these appointments demonstrates a strong interest in and commitment to science in the next administration. Under the previous administration, the position of OSTP Director sat empty for nearly two years. Acting quickly to make OSTP appointments was aread more
Social Networks Key to Sticking with STEM
October 22, 2020
Looking for job security? Look no further than STEM, where jobs are projected to grow by more than 8 percent through 2030, with cybersecurity and biomedical, civil and environmental engineering at greatest risk of labor shortages.
Turning young people onto science, technology, engineering and math has been challenging, especially with the best high schools devoted to STEM historically reserved for only the “gifted and talented.”
A broader swath ofread more
Shutting Down the School-to-Prison Pipeline
September 24, 2020
Once our kids are all back in school, so too will be the school resource officers, there to prevent violence yet unwittingly leaving many students feeling “scared and mistrusted,” according to new research in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
In “School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System,” researchers Tammy Hughes, Tara Raines, and Celeste Malone report that 77 percent of school resource officers who participated in a 2014 studyread more
FABBS Selected for Day One Policy Accelerator Cohort
September 10, 2020
FABBS is excited to announce our participation in the second Day One Accelerator Cohort—a platform to democratize science, tech, and innovation policy development. The goal of the Day One Project is to identify 100 actionable ideas for the first day of the next Presidential term. As part of this cohort, FABBS will be participating with 14 other teams from different corners of the S&T community to develop a policy proposal over 45 days. FABBS’ selected policyread more