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  • House Bill Cutting Social and Behavioral Sciences Funding Advances »
    Over opposition from large segments of the scientific community, a House science subcommittee passed a bill to reauthorize programs at the National Science Foundation. The Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science, and Technology (FIRST) bill (H.R. 4186) introduces new accountability measures for funding research grants and substantially reduces funding for basic research in the social and behavioral sciences.
  • Fay Lomax Cook to Head SBE at NSF »
    The National Science Foundation recently announced that Northwestern University Professor Fay Lomax Cook will become the next assistant director for the Directorate of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences in September of 2014.
  • Wendy Rogers to Represent FABBS Foundation at USASEF's Inaugural X-STEM Event »
    Dr. Wendy Rogers of the Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of the FABBS Foundation Board, is a featured speaker during the first ever X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium—presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune. The symposium kicks-off the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor Lockheed Martin. Held in Washington DC, X-STEM is a “TED-style” event for kids with talks by 50 of the nation's most noted science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professionals representing top universities, corporations, non-profits, and governmental agencies.

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