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.
Legislation Affecting Science: Cannabis Research, STEM Education, Cures and Innovation Acts
May 23, 2019
FABBS continues to track – and weigh in on – legislation affecting our sciences both positively and negatively. Below are several bills of interest not included in our last update on relevant legislation.
FABBS endorsed the Friends of NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) support letter, led by FABBS member, the American Psychological Association, for the newly introduced Cannabidiol and Marijuana Research Expansion Act, which would enable expansion of the scientificread more
House Appropriations Committee Approves Increases to NSF Budget and Report Language
May 23, 2019
On May 22, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2020 budget for Commerce, Justice, and Science. The final vote was 30 to 22 along partisan lines.
The House budget for NSF includes a record level $8.64 billion, an increase of $561.14 over the FY19 budget. While members from both parties expressed support for the work of the National Science Foundation and appreciation for the importance of US competitiveness, Ranking Member Granger stated herread more
FABBS Honors Keith Holyoak
May 23, 2019
Keith Holyoak’s career in cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience has been devoted to understanding the representation of knowledge in the human mind and brain. Over the past four decades, working with an evolving network of exceptional students and collaborators, he has made important contributions to our understanding of how people think and reason. The central focus of his work has been on how people learn and use abstract relationships that depend on more thanread more
Our Sciences Represented and Honored in Washington DC
May 9, 2019
In April, several high-profile events on Capitol Hill and at the National Academy of Sciences brought attention to important scientific contributions of FABBS scientists.
Dr. Turk-Browne and Representative Bill Foster (D-IL)
On April 30th, two poster exhibitions on Capitol Hill highlighted a range of scientists, including our members. FABBS was pleased to be represented by Nicholas Turk-Browne, PhD, Yale University, at the 25th Annual Coalition for National Scienceread more