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Public Policy Committee wants you!

May 25, 2015 - The ASAS Public Policy Committee invites volunteers to serve on the committee starting in July 2015. Three positions on the committee will be available for a three-year term. Read more


Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science

By Deb Hamernik, ASAS Public Policy Committee Chair

May 25, 2015 - In April 2015, the National Academy of Sciences released a report, “Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science.” This report is the result of a consensus study on the science of team science. The report recommends opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of collaborative research in science teams, research centers, and institutes. Read more

D.C. summer intern: Maci Lienemann

May 25, 2015 - Maci Lienemann, a junior majoring in animal science at the University of Nebraska, is one of four recipients of the 2015 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. Lienemann will intern with U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., during her time in Washington, D.C.

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New report: The Future Postponed

By Penny Riggs, ASAS Public Policy Committee

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has released a report that details the impact of the shortfall of U.S. federal research funding. The report adds another voice to the resounding chorus of alarm over the decline in U.S. federal research funding, relative to other countries. Read more »


ASAS committee comments on dietary guidelines

On May 8, 2015 the ASAS Public Policy Committee submitted comments regarding the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, and Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services. As a committee we felt strongly that these guidelines were written on misinformation and incomplete facts. Read more »


Attend Innovate virtually

May 21, 2015 - If you are unable to attend Innovate 2015, you can still join us virtually!

The theme of this year’s program, to be held May 31-June 2 in Braselton, Ga., is “Innovations in Education: An Animal Science Curriculum for the 21st Century.” Register for the Innovate 2015 Virtual Meeting here. Registration for the virtual meeting is $450.

Please see the final program for more information, including the full schedule of events and speaker bios.


Funding begins for new Appreciation Clubs

May 21, 2015 - Fundraising has begun for two new ASAS Foundation Appreciation Clubs – the Gretchen Hill Appreciation Club and the Terry Klopfenstein Appreciation Club. Read more »


2015 Global 3Rs Awards Program

May 21, 2015 - The IQ Consortium and AAALAC International are pleased to announce the 2015 Global 3Rs Awards Program. Read more »