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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.

FABBS Comments on CoSTEM Strategic Plan, Encouraging Inclusion of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences

October 22, 2020

The National Science Foundation (NSF), on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM), issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding the implementation of Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education, the Federal STEM Education Strategic Plan.

While the behavioral and cognitive sciences are widely considered to be STEM disciplines, the 2019 Progress Report on the Federal Implementation

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FABBS Cohosted NASEM Event: “Responding to COVID-19: Emerging Insights from Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences”

October 22, 2020

FABBS cosponsored this National Academies of Sciences event on October 9th, along with the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, and SAGE Publishing. The symposium brought together behavioral and social science researchers examining a range of consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic including mental health, educational outcomes, workforce attachment, and economic well-being. A recording of the event is available

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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 of

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House Hearing on National Disasters Stresses Importance of Communication and Expedited Research

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held “Coping with Compound Crises: Extreme Weather, Social Injustice, and a Global Pandemic“, inviting witnesses Roxane Cohen Silver, FABBS President and Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine, and Public Health, University of California, Irvine and Samantha Montano, a “disasterologist” and Assistant Professor of Emergency Management, Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

Environment Subcommittee Chairwoman Mikie Sherill (D-NJ)

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