• Two-dozen federal agencies that support scientific research will hold two meetings about public access to federally supported research. The two-day meetings will be held on the topics of access to scholarly publications and scientific data. Register to attend in person or to watch the webcast at http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/CurrentProjects/DBASSE_082378#.UYE42IKj3r9.

  • The Louisiana Senate Education Committee voted against a bill to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act. S. 26 is sponsored by Senator Karen Carter Peterson (D-New Orleans). Her legislation would repeal a state law that opens the door to the teaching of creationism in Louisiana schools. The bill was defeated in a vote of 2-3.

  • Nominations are currently being accepted for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Science Prize for Innovation, Research, and Education. The annual award recognizes young scientists who have demonstrated excellence in scientific research and cooperation with scientists from other Asian countries. Learn more at http://www.apec.org/Home/aspire/aspire2013.aspx.

  • The National Science Foundation is advertising a position vacancy for Program Director for the Advancing the Digitization of Biodiversity Collections program. It is being advertised as both a permanent position and as a rotating position. Details for the permanent position are available at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/342543200; the rotating position is posted at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/342544100.


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