Risks of Unconventional
Shale Gas Development
This workshop will feature presentations of a summary of the concerns that various parties have about risks related to shale gas development. Presentations will also include reviews of the current state of knowledge about several categories of such risks and about the potential for interactions among the risks.
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Big Data: High Performance Computing in the Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
June 5, 2013
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
500 5th Street, NW
This seminar will address the following topics: infrastructure, data management, graduate training, scientific community building, harmonization, advances in cognitive science, and the spatiotemporal dynamics of the social brain.
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New NAS Members Elected
On April 30, 2013, the National Academy of Sciences elected 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Of special note, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences member, Susan Fiske, Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology at Princeton University, and Board on Science Education member, Joseph Francisco, William E. Moore Distinguished Professor in Departments of Chemistry and of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University were both elected to the NAS.
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|Next Generation Science Standards|
|Marking the culmination of a three-year, multiphase process, a 26-state consortium has released the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a detailed description of the key scientific ideas and practices that all students should learn by the time they graduate from high school. The standards are based largely on the 2011 NRC A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. |
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National Patterns of R&D Resources: Future Directions for Content and Methods
This new workshop summary from the Committee on National Statistics examines the various dimensions of the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics' (NCSES) annual report which provides a national view of current "patterns" in funding of R&D activities in the United States. Read more.