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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Public Report Launch
Undergraduate Research Experiences for STEM Students: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities

June 2, 2017 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT)
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

URE coverJoin the Board on Science Education to discuss the recent report.  The event will feature presentations and moderated panel discussions on how to build institutional capacity for undergraduate research experiences and how to build evidence of student learning.

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Graduate Training in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

June 8-9, 2017

NAS Building, Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC

NAS BuildingThis 2-day workshop will explore the landscape of doctoral training for the social and behavioral sciences (SBS), and will discuss such topics as current production and employment of SBS PhDs, including different pathways for training and competencies needed for the changing workforce.
This event will be webcast.

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Dissemination Event
Updating the Social Cost of Carbon and Valuing Climate Impacts: A Public Symposium

June 14, 2017

NAS Building, Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

SCC coverThe Board on Environmental Change and Society will host a one-day public symposium on updating the social cost of carbon and valuing climate impacts, based on the recent report Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide.

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Of Interest


From Research to Reward: The Series

Scientific research is vital.  It can bring remarkable results that save and improve lives.  "From Research to Reward," a new series of articles and videos from the National Academy of Sciences, focuses on concrete examples from the social and behavioral sciences that show why scientific research is valuable.

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Recent Publications

The Social and Behavioral Sciences in K-12 Education: Past, Present, and Future—Proceedings of a Workshop in Brief

This publication briefly summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.  The event brought together representatives of leading social and behavioral organizations and leaders in science and social studies education to explore common interests in K-12 education and consider opportunities to work together to achieve shared goals.

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Approaches to Development of Character: Proceedings of a Workshop

In July 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop to review research and practice relevant to the development of character, with a particular focus on ideas that can support the adults who develop and run out-of-school programs. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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Increasing the Roles and Significance of Teachers in Policymaking for K-12 Engineering Education: Proceedings of a Convocation

This proceedings summarizes the presentations and discussions from a convocation that explored how strategic connections both within and outside the classrooms and schools might catalyze new avenues of teacher preparation and professional development.

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Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom

Seeing Students Learn Science Report CoverThis new report highlights ways to improve understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment. It is meant to help educators improve their understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment.

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Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

This report examines how to assess interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies (e.g., teamwork, communication skills, academic mindset, and grit) of undergraduate students for different purposes. This report establishes priorities for the development and use of assessments related to the identified intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies that influence higher education success, especially in STEM. 

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