Capitol Hill: Spotlight on Science
July 20, 2022
New Bipartisan Caucus for Graduate R&D
On July 13, Reps. Mike Doyle (D-PA),Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), and Stephanie Bice (R-OK) launched the Graduate Research and Development (GRAD) Caucus.
These co-chairs are actively looking to grow the caucus, which they say will “provide briefings on programs and policies important to graduate researchers, educate members of Congress on the work and impact of graduate researchers, and provide a forum for membersread more
Progress on Federal Research Bills
May 26, 2022
The House and Senate are moving forward with a Conference Committee to negotiate differences between the House-passed America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing Pre-Eminence in Technology and Economic Strength (America COMPETES) Act and Senate-passed United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA). Both bills include provisions to reauthorize the National Science Foundation (NSF). Along with other measures aimed at bolstering domesticread more
NASEM BBCSS Holds 2021 Fall Meeting
The Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine met on December 9 and 10 for their Fall Advisory Meeting. BBCSS provides vision on how to advance public policy and practice by leveraging cutting-edge research from these fields. Each day, part of the agenda, featuring updates from federal colleagues and science presentation, was open to the public. Dr. Terrieread more
SBE Advisory Committee Highlights FABBS Work
The Advisory Committee (AC) for the Social, Behavioral and Economic (SBE) Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation met on December 2 and 3 for a packed agenda. Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison, serves as the chair and started the meeting by welcoming new members Marie Banich, the Executive Director of the Intermountain Neuroimaging Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder and Robin Leichenko, a geographer at Rutgers University.
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