Forum of Scientific Society Leaders on Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects- December 7, 2016, Registration Required

EPA, FDA, and USDA have commissioned an independent study by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), an expert analysis of the future landscape of biotechnology products, to support the National Strategy for Modernizing the Regulatory Framework for Biotechnology Products. Representatives of more than 12 scientific societies will meet to explore the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the report.

Input Requested: President’s Call to Action to Expand Computer Science Education in K-12 Schools-Deadline November 14, 2016.

The CSforAll initiative needs your input. CS stakeholders are being asked to provide: any announcements(s) or actions your organization is interested in announcing that would support K-12 computer science education in K-12, descriptions of existing, already-public efforts that the new action is building on, requests for help advancing this work (policy steps by Federal government, connecting you with another organization, participating in a call), and invitations to any potential upcoming White House events on this topic.

Your Input Needed! Ocean Research in the Coming Decade- Deadline January 1, 2017.

The OSTP Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology (SOST), under the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability of the National Science and Technology Council, is initiating, in coordination with the National Ocean Council, development of an ocean-research plan to lay out priorities for future marine studies: “Ocean Research in the Coming Decade.”