APA Member Advocates for NSF-Sponsored Research at Capitol Hill Lobby Day
Nora Newcombe, PhD (Fellow of APA Divisions 1,3,7 and 35 and Professor of Psychology at Temple University) joined other scientists supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a Capitol Hill Lobby Day earlier this month. Newcombe represented APA at the September 13 event sponsored by the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF), a group in which APA Science Policy staff are very active. She visited the offices of two Members of the House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, Reps. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), to advocate for increased NSF funding in FY07. Newcombe was eloquent in her argument on behalf of behavioral research support in particular, using her own empirical studies in the areas of learning and development to highlight for congressional staff how the science of psychology can address national priorities such as education.