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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: ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit / Non-Defense Spending Cuts Coming in Budget Proposal / House Vote on NASA Transition Bill? / Commerce, Interior, and Energy Secretary Votes Imminent / Science Appropriations Subcommittees Hear Members’ Priorities / Forum on ‘Mistrust of Science’

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.

1 Mar 2017

The meeting last week of the Department of Energy’s Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee was the last to be chaired by chemistry professor John Hemminger. While DOE awaits direction from the Trump administration, the committee reflected on its ongoing work to guide the activities of DOE’s Basic Energy Sciences program.

28 Feb 2017

During their first meeting of the year, members of the National Science Board enthusiastically discussed a proposed initiative to better understand and support the “blue collar STEM” workforce, although some expressed reservations about the label and others probed the extent to which such an effort is within the scope of the National Science Foundation’s mission.

24 Feb 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its annual meeting in Boston last week. At the meeting, speakers discussed the policy and political challenges currently facing science, as well as the best means for scientists to engage with the policy process.

FYI Tracker

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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