News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- New NRC Doctoral Program Assessment Released–and Debated »
The National Research Council has released its latest assessment of U.S. doctoral programs, intended to help universities improve the quality of their programs and prospective students choose those best suited to their abilities and interests.
- NIH Announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities »
The National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities has become the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
- Subra Suresh Confirmed as NSF Director »
The U.S. Senate has confirmed Subra Suresh as director of the National Science Foundation for a six-year term.
- Carl Wieman Confirmed for OSTP Post »
The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Nobel prize-winner Carl Wieman as Associate Director for Science in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- OSTP to Host Workshop on the Science of Science Measurement »
The President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is hosting a workshop December 2-3, 2010, in Washington, DC intended to “connect science agencies with the frontier of current research on science measurement” and inform science policy practitioners about practical issues.
- NIH Director Creates Task Force for NIDA and NIAAA Consolidation »
After receiving a formal recommendation by the NIH Scientific Management Review Board, NIH Director Francis Collins has asked two senior staff members to organize a task force to look at consolidating research programs on substance use, abuse and addiction into one institute.
- New NSF Director Addresses Budget, Interdisciplinary Research, and Science Education »
Ira Flatow, host of National Public Radio’s Science Friday, recently interviewed the new NSF Director, Subra Suresh, about NSF’s research mission and the impact of current budget challenges.
- OppNet Opens Career Development Opportunities for Mid-Career and Senior Researchers »
NIH is currently seeking applications from established, mid-career and senior investigators for short-term, mentored career development awards.
- Scientific Societies Urge Lawmakers to Fund Science »
FABBS has joined hundreds of scientific universities, organizations and societies in urging U.S. House and Senate leaders to maintain or increase fiscal year 2011 funding requests for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.