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Advocacy In Action

July 10, 2018

Here’s a roundup of some of the ways NCA is working with our partners and advocating for action:

  • On May 17, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2019 appropriations bill that would provide funding for the National Science Foundation, Census Bureau, and other federal departments and agencies. Learn more on COSSA’s website.
  • The National Humanities Alliance released a new toolkit of resources for higher ed faculty and administrators to make the case for studying the humanities as an undergraduate.
  • In May, UC Santa Barbara Communication Professor Norah Dunbar presented NSF-funded research about deception detection, at the 24th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition and Reception in Washington, DC. Dunbar’s exhibit, titled “Veritas: A Deception Detection Training Game,” was visited by Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-9), Rep. James Comer (KY-1), and Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-7), who is co-chair of the Congressional Humanities Caucus.  
  • Science Debate is inviting all House, Senate, and Gubernatorial candidates to answer 10 science policy questions prior to election day.
  • Last weekend, the March for Science held a S|GNS (Science | Government, Institutions & Society) Summit in Chicago, where science advocates gathered for idea-sharing, community building, and skill-development.