• On 4 January 2011, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 into law. The National Science Foundation, one of several federal science agencies that will be impacted by the new law, has not wasted any time in starting to implement some of the law's requirements. The National Science Board's Task Force on Merit Review is set to meet on 19 January to discuss their implementation of the law's requirement for a review of the broader impacts of NSF activities.
  • Scientific collections and the institutions that house them are an important part of our nation's research and education enterprise. Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper to spread the word about the value of museums. Send a prepared letter from the AIBS Legislative Action Center at http://capwiz.com/aibs/issues/alert/?alertid=22163501.


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