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FYI This Week

A newsletter, issued each Monday morning, highlighting science policy news stories and events of the upcoming week and summarizing news from the past week, with a focus on the physical sciences.

The Week Ahead: Friday Budget Deadline Looms / Reactions to the March for Science / Extraterrestrial Life in the Science Committee Spotlight / and More

Plus: In Case You Missed It / Events This Week / Opportunties / Around the Web

FYI Bulletin

A news service covering science policy developments in Washington, DC, with a focus on the physical sciences.

26 Apr 2017

On April 19, the National Science Board (NSB) released an interactive policy brief that illustrates the varying pathways science, engineering, and health (SEH) doctorates have taken in the workforce. Stemming from the NSB’s biennial Science and Engineering Indicators effort, the tool allows users to explore the proportions of graduates entering business, government, and academic sectors and how career trajectories have changed over time.

26 Apr 2017

According to a new advisory panel review, the Department of Energy’s Laboratory-Directed Research and Development program is a rigorously overseen mechanism for fostering high-value strategic and exploratory R&D at its national labs and is an important tool for workforce recruitment and retention.

25 Apr 2017

Protesters rallied to support science and reject the dismissal of evidence.

FYI Trackers

A set of online resources with up-to-date information on federal science budgets, bills, and policymakers.

Budget

Up-to-date information on the status of fiscal year 2017 budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences.

Leadership

Index of high-level federal officials who have responsibility for appropriating funds, setting policy, or managing programs relevant to the physical sciences.

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