News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- FABBS Foundation Honors Keith Rayner »
Keith Rayner is, more than any other person, responsible for how eyetracking methodology rejuvenated research in reading. His methodological and theoretical innovations sparked the experimental work on sentence processing that dominated the field of experimental psycholinguistics for decades. His contributions to the experimental study of reading have had a major impact on practice by professional reading educators and clinicians interested in reading disorders.
- 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.
- Congress Gearing Up to Reauthorize NSF »
The House and Senate are scheduled to hold hearings this week and next to discuss the reauthorization of NSF programs. The Senate’s version of the new America COMPETES Act is not expected to offer any surprises. In the House, however, the Science Committee’s push for accountability at science agencies is seen in some odd provisions in its draft bill.
- Our Scientists at Work: Making Surgeries Safer »
If you’re about to have heart surgery, the last thing you want to hear is that the operating room is unsafe. But that’s exactly what researcher Ayse Gurses has found – and many of the hazards aren't caused by doctors or nurses. FABBS Foundation Early Career Investigator Award winner Ayse Gurses focuses on making surgeries safer for patients by identifying and mitigating these hazards before they affect your health.
- House and Senate Appropriators Remain Far Apart »
This week, Senate appropriators will begin marking up the first of 12 spending bills. Using a top-line number of $1.058 trillion, Senate Democrats will lay out a sharp contrast to the overall spending number in the House which is approximately $91 billion lower.
- Early Career Investigator Receives Award at Human Factors Meeting »
On March 11, 2013, Dr. Ayse Gurses received the FABBS Foundation Early Career Investigator Award during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s international symposium, “Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the Cause” in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Colloquia on Science of Science Communication »
As the body of scientific information rapidly expands, the need for strategies to accurately disseminate research findings to audiences that need them most becomes increasingly important. In addition, the social and political forces at play can make sorting out details a challenge. In response to these growing complexities, the field of science of science communication has developed.
- Action Alert: Science Cuts Looming – What You Can Do to Prevent It »
FABBS has worked with other scientific societies for the past year to urge lawmakers to develop a bipartisan, balanced plan for deficit reduction that would not continue to cut important investments in science and yet address the deficit. In less than 5 minutes, you can send a note to your elected officials urging them to support a bipartisan, balanced solution to deficit reduction that protects investments in science.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Rochel Gelman »
Rochel Gelman is widely-recognized as a pioneer in the investigation of cognitive development. She is known for her ground-breaking empirical and theoretical contributions to the field. Her vision, coupled with her creative new protocols, called into question long-held assumptions about preschool children’s cognitive competence and paved the way for more recent traditions in developmental science.
- ACTION ALERT - Act Now to Protect Social and Behavioral Sciences Funding! »
On Thursday, March 13, a House subcommittee will vote on a bill that will drastically cut funding for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate at the National Science Foundation. The legislation would authorize only $150 million for FY 2014 and FY 2015, a 42% cut in FY 2014 alone. ACT NOW!
- NSF SBE Seeks Workshop Proposals to Connect Science with Social and Policy Entrepreneurship »
The National Science Foundation is inviting interdisciplinary, multi-sector workshop proposals that “explore avenues for guiding scientific discoveries closer to the development of public policy and social ventures."
- FABBS Foundation Announces Early Career Investigator Awards »
The FABBS Foundation recently announced the winners of the Early Career Investigator Award, which recognizes early career scientists of FABBS scientific societies who have made major contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.