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APA's Capitol Hill Exhibit Showcases NSF-Funded Research
By Heather O'Beirne Kelly
Each year APA’s Science Directorate co-sponsors the Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) Capitol Hill Exhibit and Reception, an event that showcases the broad range of research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our APA presenter at the June 2008 event was David Krantz, PhD, from Columbia University’s Center for Research on Environmental Decisions. The center’s interdisciplinary team is undertaking a number of research projects in the United States and around the world, both in laboratory and real-world settings, to investigate how human decision-making (by individuals, small groups and organizations) is related to adaptation to climate-related uncertainty and mitigation of climate change. APA’s Science Government Relations staff coordinated the evening’s presentation, which provided an opportunity for Dr. Krantz to highlight NSF’s behavioral science portfolio and discuss his own team’s innovative research with Members of Congress, including Reps. Vern Ehlers (R-MI), Rush Holt (D-NJ), Jim Moran (D-VA), and David Price (D-NC).