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FABBS reports on items of interest to many communities – scientists, policymakers, and the public. In our news, you will see updates on science funding and policy, articles that translate research for policy, and descriptions of the research contributions of scientists at all stages of their research careers.

NSF Hosts Pride in STEM Panel

On June 24th, the National Science Foundation (NSF) hosted a Distinguished Lecture titled Pride in STEM: A Conversation about Research, Mentorship, and Advocacy. NSF’s head of Diversity and Inclusion Rhonda Davis moderated a panel which featured:
 

Dr. Jon Freeman, Associate Professor, New York University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Bryce E. Hughes, Assistant Professor, Montana State University, NSF CAREER Awardee
Dr. Wil Srubar, Associate Professor, University of Colorado

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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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