News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- FY 2011 Science Funding Levels in Question »
In one week, the 2010 elections will be completed, and it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen with federal spending bills during the lame-duck session.
- Graduate Students Describe the Appeal of Human Factors Research »
Nicole Werner and Haneen Saqer, second-year doctoral students in the human factors program at George Mason University, describe the appeal of human factors research.
- Driving Simulator Steers Kids from Texting at the Wheel: Applied Psychology Popular at Science Festival on the National Mall »
The FABBS Foundation joined forces with the George Mason University’s Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program to organize a booth at the nation’s first-ever science and engineering festival, held October 23-24, 2010, in Washington, DC.
- Mishkin Receives National Medal of Science »
Mortimer Mishkin, PhD, has been named by President Obama as one of 10 recipients of the National Medal of Science.
- Societies Ask PCAST to Reconsider Its Exclusion of Behavioral/Social Sciences in K-12 STEM Education »
In a joint letter, thirty-five behavioral and social science societies ask the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) why specific areas of science are excluded at K-12 level.
- IOM to Convene First Meeting on Healthy People 2020 »
A committee of the Institute of Medicine is planning a series of public meetings to identify 12 indicators that will be used to measure the health of the nation during the next decade.
- Health Promotion Council Seeks Input on Draft Strategy »
A new council within the Department of Health and Human Services seeks input on a proposed strategy to replace the nation’s “sick-care” system with one based on wellness and prevention.
- SAMHSA Welcomes Input on Strategic Initiatives »
SAMHSA is seeking comments on eight proposed strategic initiatives designed to maximize the impact of limited resources on what it calls “areas of urgency and opportunity.”
- NIH Creates New Award to Facilitate Research Independence »
A competitive, new research award program should make it easier for talented junior scientists to move into independent academic positions at U.S. institutions immediately after earning their graduate research degrees.
- FABBS Foundation to Participate in "Science on the Mall" »
Find out “Where Science Meets the Mind,” the FABBS Foundation’s booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, the nation’s first-ever national science festival.
- FABBS Foundation Honors David Myers »
David G. Myers, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Hope College, is featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- House Science Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Science of Science Policy »
The U.S. House Committee on Science and Technology’s Research and Science Education Subcommittee held a hearing on the ‘science of science and innovation policy’ on September 23, 2010.