News from FABBS

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.

Helping Students and Schools Grow Together through Research and Mentorship

June 27, 2019

Key Findings 
Whether institutional values match the students they serve matters for student well-being, how well they do, and how they understand themselvesReframing the context is necessary to support all students

The demographics of people graduating high school and enrolling in higher education are shifting rapidly across the United States.

This includes more students 25
years and older and those from minoritized racial and ethnic groups –

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NSF Seeking Feedback – Ideas Machine and NSF Grantee Experiences

June 13, 2019

The National Science Foundation received more than 800 idea
submissions for the NSF 2026 Idea
Machine competition. Now the 33 best submissions are completing for the grand prize. To
this end, NSF is asking the scientific community and the public to help NSF determine which entries will advance
to the next stage.

NSF is eager to hear from external stakeholders and invites FABBS members to watch entrants’ video pitches and comment on the importance and potential

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2018-2019 Research Excellence Awardees

June 13, 2019

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. Now in its second year, 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 addition to describing the methods and results of the research, nominations

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Reading and Math, Better Together

June 13, 2019

get it: one of the best ways to help children succeed in school and in life is
to read to them.  

But math? Not so much, with some parents unaware of the importance of math in the early years and teachers by and large spending twice as much time on reading than on math, according to a new paper in Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

The paper, “Mathematics and Reading Develop Together in Young Children: Practical and Policy

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