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
On May 11, 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 (CNSF), an organization that lobbies Congress for research funding at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Julio Ramirez, PhD, an APA member from Davidson College, presented evaluation data on his NSF-funded mentoring program designed to interest and train undergraduate minority students in neuroscience. Ramirez was recently honored by President Obama for this work, and during the visit to Washington, DC earlier this month he and staff from APA’s Science Government Relations Office met with the North Carolina Congressional delegation (Sens. Kay Hagan (D) and Richard Burr R); Rep. Mel Watt (D)) to advocate for the importance of NSF research. Also present at the evening Exhibit/Reception were a number of key Hill staffers and Members of Congress, including Reps. Rush Holt (D-NJ), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Phil Roe (R-TN), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), and Chaka Fattah (D-PA) — the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Subcommittee with oversight over NSF.