News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Scientific Societies Respond to NAS Draft Report “A Framework for Science Education” »
The National Academy of Sciences released a draft report on July 13, 2010, that provides a “conceptual framework” to “guide the development of next generation standards for science education.”
- “Science and Subpoenas:” Researchers Concerned about Participant Confidentiality »
In Arizona, a battle is brewing over whether universities can withhold raw research data from discovery in a court proceeding in an effort to protect the confidentiality of research participants.
- NIH Seeks Social and Behavioral Scientists For Intramural Research Positions »
The National Institutes of Health is currently seeking scientists for tenure-track positions in its intramural program.
- APA Releases Report on Psychology as a STEM Discipline »
At its Annual Convention, the American Psychological Association released a report, Psychology as a Core Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Discipline.
- 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.
- NICHD Setting Research Vision for Next Decade »
The National Institute of Child Health & Human Development is seeking input from scientific, policy, and public health experts on creating an “ambitious but achievable” Vision Statement for the next decade.
- National Science Board Report Releases STEM Innovators Report »
Nurturing the talents and abilities of America’s most gifted students from all demographic areas is critical in ensuring the nation’s future prosperity, a new report concludes.
- New Fiscal Year Approaches, Continuing Resolution in the Works »
On Friday, October 1, 2010, the 2011 fiscal year begins for the federal government.
- National Academies Report Sounds Warning on Investments in Science and Education, Again »
The National Academies released a report on September 23, 2010, warning that America’s competitive position in the world has deteriorated in the past five years.
- PCAST STEM Education Report Released -- Social and Behavioral Sciences Recognized as STEM Education Fields, Except at K-12 Level »
PCAST released its long-awaited report on K-12 STEM Education, Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s Future, on September 16, 2010.
- FABBS Welcomes a New Member Society »
FABBS is pleased to announce that the Society for Text & Discourse has joined its list of scientific societies who share an interest in promoting the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior.
- NIH Board Votes to Consolidate NIDA and NIAAA Research in a New Institute »
The Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction working group at NIH stated that scientific and public health issues led them to unanimously conclude that addictions research should be consolidated at the agency.