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The National Science Board recently published Science and Engineering Indicators 2016, which presents data on STEM education, the STEM workforce, federal investment, and public opinions.
The American Institute of Physics has published an analysis of the fiscal year 2016 federal budget focusing on the outcome for the physical sciences and what we might expect for FY 2017.
The 227th meeting of the AAS in Kissimmee, Florida, has wrapped up. If you weren’t able to attend the many policy-related sessions, then let this serve as a summary of the main points from each session. Update: Link to recordings of the plenary sessions has been added.
Are you an AAS member interested in advocating for your science with policy makers? If yes, then you should volunteer for Congressional Visits Day (15-16 March 2016)! Deadline: 22 January 2016.
The negotiations over FY 2016 appropriations are finally complete. NASA's top line is up 7%; planetary and Earth sciences enjoy increases, while astrophysics is flat and heliophysics is down. NSF's top line is up 1.6%.
Different aspects of public policy will be featured at #aas227 in Kissimmee, Florida, during sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 and 6 January. Join us at a plenary or town hall, or at the AAS booth! 4 Jan: Updated location of Advocacy Panel.
If you're interested in working inside the halls of Congress, apply for a Congressional science fellowship through the American Institute of Physics. Application deadline for the 2016-17 term: 15 January 2016.
Use our online form to submit questions for the director of the National Science Foundation, whose plenary talk is on 5 January. Deadline: 18 December.
The National Academies' committee for the midterm assessment of the implementation of the New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics decadal survey seeks your input.
In short: Not yet. Fiscal year 2016 has had a bumpy start, but things are starting to look like they are settling down. Read on to learn about the current status of FY 2016. Updated: 16 December.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science wants to hear about how conference travel has benefited you and your research.
FY 2016 started last week (1 October 2015), and a continuing resolution passed Congress just in the nick of time to keep the federal government from shutting down.
President Obama released his FY 2016 budget request in February. Here's where things stand as of September, now that Congress is back in session and the presidential campaign is in full swing.
A new report from the National Academies considers lessons learned from previous decadal surveys and presents options for possible changes and improvements to the decadal-survey process.
The AAS's new John Bahcall Public Policy Fellow, Heather Bloemhard, introduces herself and describes her path from graduate school to a PhD in physics and, ultimately, a career in science policy.
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. AAS members are encouraged to comment. Deadline: 6 July 2015.
The US Departments of State and Commerce recently proposed changes to export control regulations covering optical equipment. Learn more at a 12 May webinar, and submit your comments by 6 July.
In mid-March college student Ashley Tucker joined more than a dozen other AAS members in Washington, DC, for Congressional Visits Day 2015. Here are her thoughts on what she learned from the experience.
To apply, or not to apply ― that is the question every time a funding opportunity arises. To answer, two scientists set out to measure the cost-effectiveness of writing grant proposals. Here are their results.