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.
Societies Consortium Provides Guidance on Inclusivity in Virtual Meetings
June 4th, 2020
The Societies Consortium on Sexual Harassment in STEMM held a virtual conference on May 21st entitled “Effective Approaches to Adopting Inclusive Conduct and Honors Policies”. While virtual meetings have the potential to faciliate access for some people, they can also create additional complications for vulnerable groups. In some cases, proper measures and sensitivity can address these barriers. Interacting in cyberspace is known to elicit a different set ofread more
National Science Board Announces New Leadership and Members and Releases Vision 2030 Report
May 21, 2020
Earlier this month, the National Science Board (NSB), which oversees the National Science Foundation, met (virtually), announced new leadership, and released the Vision 2030 report.
Ellen Ochoa, currently serving as vice-chair, was elected to succeed Diane Souvaine as NSB Chair. Having served as chair for a term of two years, Dr. Souvaine is completing her service to the board after serving two six-year terms. Ochoa, an astronaut with a doctorate in electrical engineering,read more
Announcing our 2019-2020 Research Excellence Award Winners
May 21, 2020
Part of the FABBS mission is to promote the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior, and to communicate the importance of its research to the public. Encouraging and recognizing the work of young scientists is a critical part of our mission. The FABBS Research Excellence Awards program honors undergraduate and graduate students within our affiliate member departments and divisions who have conducted research of superior scientific quality with broad societal impact. In additionread more
Collaboration and Continued Education for STEM Teachers to Improve Outcomes
May 21, 2020
More than half of all children in the United States fail to meet basic proficiency scores in math and science. New research in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences finds schools can bolster educational outcomes in STEM through a combination of teacher professional development and new curriculum materials.
“Without changes to classroom processes—what is happening in the classroom each day between teachers, students, and content—student learningread more