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  • Program Overview: A coalition of scientific, engineering, and advocacy societies, universities, and academic organizations has created an exciting opportunity for upper-class undergraduate and graduate students in science, mathematics, and engineering disciplines to learn about science policy and...
  • December 18, 2014 Dear Ms. Jessup: On behalf of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), I am submitting comments in regards to the proposed changes to the American Community Survey (ACS) published in the Federal Register , Volume 79, Number 211 . AAAS stands in opposition to...
  • While many federal science and technology agencies and programs received funding increases from the 1,600-page omnibus spending bill, analysis by AAAS indicates that few will face budget bumps that exceed the inflation rate, meaning that their spending power for fiscal year 2015 will remain...
  • When the U.S. Department of Energy decided to build a new Research Support Facility to house 1,300 employees at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., it created the largest building in the country that generates as much energy as it consumes. Above: The net-zero-energy Research...
  • The Emerging Leaders in Science and Society (ELISS) is looking for graduate students to convene and discuss challenges within the health scientific communities, such as mental health and sustainability. Their goal is to "build an interdisciplinary community of emerging leaders who understand the...
  • The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released a new website for researchers who are interested in becoming more engaged in advocacy for federally funded research. The new site will provide instructions for setting up meetings with members of Congress, factsheets...
  • With dozens of other leading organizations, AAAS on Wednesday urged Congress to "close our nation's innovation deficit" by increasing fiscal year 2015 investments in scientific research and higher education. Specifically, AAAS, the Association of American Universities, and other groups — as part of...
  • Top 10 Rules for Working With Congress ( PDF ) Rule #1: Know your goal Every visit, call, or letter should have a purpose; even if the purpose is as general as asking your representative to support scientific research or to simply establish a relationship with a member of Congress or a staffer. You...
  • The National Science Policy Group, a network of science students interested in science policy, has published a new press release, and is encouraging interested students or groups to get in touch, and join their colleagues. See the full press release below. There is a new network of students...