American Science Alliance Week in Review 11.30.16

The American Science Alliance Weekly Digest is delivered once a week on Wednesday to subscribers. All eyes are on the One Hundred-Fourteenth United States congress as they went back to work last week, as well as the post-election results and what they could mean for critical Science & Technology issues, including federal R&D funding for FY2018- FY2021, and upcoming changes to the U.S. H1B visa regulations and STEM workforce.

NASA’s 2017 Budget Request is Central to US Global Climate Change Initiative

PART 2: NASA’s programs in Earth science are central to three important Presidential initiatives: the Climate Change Research Initiative, Global Earth Observation, and the Oceans Action Plan. NASA's budget request for 2017 is intrinsically linked to the $2.68-billion Global Change Research Program budget for 2017 ($1.54 billion of NASA’s Earth science research is including, constituting 58 percent of that total).

NASA’s FY2017 Budget Request

The President's Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Carries out an ambitious deep space exploration program and continues the Nation’s Journey to Mars. NASA’s budget advances the Nation’s space exploration plan and ensures our nation remains the world’s leader in space exploration and technology, aeronautics research and discovery in space and Earth science. This budget request, as in previous years includes a large percentage of funding for U.S. Global Change Research Program (http://www.globalchange.gov/about/budget).

Public Board Meeting of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: New Technologies for Agriculture Production and Research

Meet The Board | Agenda |National Academy of Sciences Building Washington, DC December, 6, 2016 The Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) is the major program unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine responsible for organizing and overseeing studies on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, wildlife, and the use of land, water, and other natural resources.