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Science Directorate
May 2011

Science Policy Insider News (May 2011)

Senator attacks social and behavioral sciences at NSF

Science Policy Insider News May 2011

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) released "The National Science Foundation: Under the Microscope," decrying trivial research and calling for the elimination of NSF’s Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences

APA science co-hosts Capitol Hill reception honoring veterans research

VA staff honored veterans and award-winning VA intramural researchers

APA member presents mentoring data at Capitol Hill Science Exhibit

APA’s Science Directorate sponsored a psychologist to showcase his research in the annual Capitol Hill Exhibit/Reception hosted by the Coalition for National Science Funding

APA’s Science GRO works to defeat harmful amendment on House defense bill

Rep. John Campbell (R-CA) introduced an amendment that would have terminated the Department of Defense (DoD) Human, Social, and Culture Behavior Modeling program

House hearing on cybersecurity references importance of social sciences

NSF’s Farnam Jahanian emphasized the importance of “recognizing humans in the loop and studying human-systems integration”

The Senate weighs in — and out — on a budget for fiscal year 2012

The Senate considered and rejected four different budget proposals, including the House-passed budget resolution

Bob Balster receives Jefferson Science Fellowship

Dr. Balster will begin an active year of service with either the USDoS or the US Agency for International Development on August 15