The Markup: Appropriations cycle update and review Podcast January 00, 1970 Summer break is now officially under way for the House, with lawmakers expected to be out until September 8. In the latest edition of The Markup with Matt Hourihan, AAAS’s lead R&D budget analyst takes a look at how science has fared in the appropriations cycle so far. Hourihan reviews funding priorities in the president's budget, where things stand with appropriations, and what to expect when Congress returns after their 5-week break. A tribute to the late AAAS Fellow John 'Jack' Gibbons A tribute to the late OTA director John 'Jack' Gibbons Capitol Connection August 4, 2015 There once was an independent bicameral agency of the U.S. Congress that supplied expert analysis of legislation affecting, and affected by, science and technology. This think tank was known as the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA). It responded to requests by committees, not individual members of Congress, and its 12-person board comprised of six from each house, spread across the ideological spectrum (Hatch to Kennedy), and operated in a most nonpartisan way. S&T policy fellowship opportunities for engineering, computer science and/or math applicants Podcast January 00, 1970 Are you interested in connecting your background in engineering, computer science and/or math to public policy? Want to transform your career by using your training to address societal challenges? Watch this webinar and learn more about the fellowships. S&T policy fellowship opportunities for health/medical applicants Podcast January 00, 1970 Watch this webinar and learn how fellows impact policy initiatives on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies, and the judicial branch -- and how you can apply your health and/or medical sciences background to transform your career. Chat with Fellows: Learn how you can be a policy fellow Chat with Fellows: Learn how you can be a policy fellow Podcast January 00, 1970 Review this chat session where you'll learn how fellows impact science policy initiatives on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies, and the judicial branch—and how you can apply your science and engineering background to transform your career. A look at the 2015 America COMPETES Act Podcast January 00, 1970 In the latest edition of The Markup with Matt Hourihan, AAAS’s lead R&D budget analyst walks us through the funding targets of the 2015 America COMPETES Act. He is joined by Erin Heath, associate director of the AAAS Office of Government Relations, who reviews some of the bill's policy components. Can Congress now take on antibiotic resistance? Capitol Connection May 4, 2015 As a child, U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) lost her sister Virginia to pneumonia. Deeply affected by this loss, she chose to pursue degrees in microbiology and public health. Since 1999, Slaughter has put her knowledge in these fields to work in efforts to pass legislation designed to curb a frightening increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. With public sentiment shifting on this topic, does she finally have a shot? Tweeting as a federal scientist Capitol Connection April 17, 2015 How much of your freedom to communicate do you give up when you take a scientific job with the federal government? Do you need your employer’s permission to tweet? What about to speak with the press or post on Facebook? 5 Things About Me: Anthropologist Patricia Lambert 5 Things About Me: Anthropologist Patricia Lambert Member Spotlight April 8, 2015 Patricia Lambert studies prehistoric war by examining human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. When she’s not in the field or the classroom, she’s singing and playing upright bass in her folk band. Nobel winner testifies on the Webb Space Telescope Nobel winner testifies on James Webb Space Telescope Capitol Connection March 27, 2015 With one month to go until the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's launch, its successor—the James Webb Space Telescope—was the topic of a March 24 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Space. The new telescope is scheduled to begin operation in 2018 and “holds the promise of producing revolutionary science that one day may rewrite textbooks,” according to Subcommittee Chair Steven Palazzo (R-MS).