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.

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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President Signs CR Through December 11, COVID Stimulus Stalls, Again

October 8, 2020

The federal government is operating under a continuing resolution (CR) that extends fiscal year (FY) 2020 government funding levels through December 11. The President signed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 8337) into law early on October 1, following the Senate having passed the CR by a vote of 84-10 on Sept. 30, and the bill’s passage in the House of Representatives on Sept. 22 by a vote of 359-57 . The CR does not include additional funds for the

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