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Reproducibility and Replicability in Science

February 22 - 23, 2018
National Academies' Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

ReproducibilityThe Committee on Reproducibility and Replicability in Science will hold its second meeting that includes a a public session on February 22.  The session will feature perspectives on reproducibility and replicability challenges in various fields of science and engineering.  

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BECS Seminar
Communities in Harm's Way: Addressing Environmental Change and Extreme Weather Events

Extreme WeatherMarch 1, 2018
(1:00 - 4:00 pm EST)
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

The seminar will explore policy and community response mechanisms to address threats to the built environment and local communities as a result of extreme weather events.

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Webcast of Public Session
Committee on Fostering Health Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development Among Children and Youth

March 6, 2018
(8:30 am  12:30 pm EST)

Keck CenterThe committee is holding its first information-gathering session, during which it will hear from experts on a variety of topics related to fostering healthy MEB development in children and youth. 

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Women’s Mental Health Across the Life Course Through a Sex-Gender Lens

Womens Mental HealthMarch 7, 2018
Room 208
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

The goal of this workshop is to discuss crucial issues in women's mental health and important future directions for research, policy attention, and programmatic intervention.

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Recent Publications

Transforming the Financing of Early Care and Education

ECE ChildrenThis new report from the Board on Children, Youth, and Families offers recommendations for making early childhood education and care more affordable for families, linking funding to high quality-standards, and financing the transformation of the education and care workforce.

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Workshop Proceedings
Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

STEM MaterialsLThis publication from the Board on Science Education summarizes a workshop held in June 2017 that focused on the development of instructional materials that reflect the principles of the Framework for K-12 Science Education (2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (2013) (NGSS). The workshop brought together experts involved with developing tools for selection and design of instructional materials as well as curriculum developers and researchers who are designing materials aligned with NGSS.

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Measuring the 21st Century Science and Engineering Workforce Population: Evolving Needs

NCSESThis report from the Committee on National Statistics assesses and provides guidance on the National Science Foundations’ National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics approach to measuring the science and engineering workforce population in the United States and provides a framework for measuring the workforce in the next decade and beyond.

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Indicators for Monitoring Undergraduate STEM Education

STEM imageThis report identifies a set of national-level indicators to measure the status and quality of undergraduate STEM education over multiple years. The report also identifies types of data that will need to be collected in order to put the indicators to use, along with possible strategies to gather this data.

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Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences Within the Weather Enterprise

Weather Enterprise coverThis report explores and provides guidance on the challenges of integrating social and behavioral sciences (SBS) within the weather enterprise. It assesses current SBS activities, describes the potential value of improved integration of SBS and barriers that imped the integration, develops a research agenda, and identifies infrastructural and institutional arrangements for successfully pursuing SBS weather research and the transfer of relevant findings to operational settings.

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Improving Crop Estimates by Integrating Multiple Data Sources

Crop EstimatesThis report from the Committee on National Statistics assesses county-level crop and cash rents estimates produced by the National Agricultural Statistics Service and offers recommendations on methods for integrating data sources in order to provide more precise, transparent and reproducible county-level estimates of acreage and yield for major crops and of cash rents by land use. 

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