News from FABBS and the FABBS Foundation
- Democrats Release Report Critical of Senator Coburn’s Analysis of NSF »
Democratic committee staff evaluated the substance of the claims made by Senator Coburn in The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope that “NSF had mismanaged or wasted $3 billion” and could not "validate a single category of significant purported savings.”
- What Does the Debt Ceiling Solution Mean for Science Funding? »
The Budget Control Act of 2011 (i.e., the debt ceiling agreement) establishes caps on discretionary spending for the next ten years (FY 2012-FY 2021).
- As New Fiscal Year Approaches, CR Likely -- Again »
Fiscal Year 2012 officially begins on October 1, 2011, but neither the House nor Senate has completed work on the 12 appropriations bills.
- NRC Releases K-12 Science Education Framework and Makes Plans for SBE Sciences »
On July 19, 2011, the National Research Council (NRC) released its long-awaited report, A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The framework identifies seven crosscutting concepts, eight key science and engineering practices, and core ideas in four disciplinary areas.
- FABBS Foundation Honors Carol Dweck »
Carol S. Dweck, PhD (Stanford University) is now featured in the FABBS Foundation's program which honors eminent, senior scientists.
- HHS Proposes Changes to Human Research Protection Regulations »
The federal government is seeking comments on how to improve protections for human research participants, while also facilitating research and reducing burdens on investigators.
- Department of Defense Seeks Research Proposals from SBE Sciences »
The Department of Defense (DoD) is seeking new research proposals from the social sciences in order to “meet the challenges of the 21st century.”
- SBE Research Survives House Appropriations Committee, but Faces Challenge on Floor »
Amidst the ongoing and critical work necessary to deal with the debt ceiling, the pace of progress on appropriations bills has recently slowed in the House.
- STEM Education Challenges Offered to the Scientific Community »
In recent weeks, several challenges have been presented to the scientific community by federal agencies interested in STEM education.
- NSF Advisory Board Seeks Input on Review Criteria »
The National Science Board (NSB) seeks input from the scientific community on its proposed revision to two merit review criteria and the principles underlying them.
- Scientists Needed to Respond to SBE Threats »
Since the assaults began on NSF generally, and SBE in particular, the scientific community has united in opposition to attacks on NSF, individual grants, and an entire area of science. Scientists need to continue to get involved to turn the tide.
- Senator Recommends Elimination of NSF SBE Directorate: Advocates Responding »
Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn released the latest in a series of “oversight reports” prepared by his office, a report that is highly critical of the National Science Foundation.