By Deb Hamernik and Kris Johnson, ASAS Public Policy Committee
SCIENCE 2034 is a new blog designed to call attention to the need for strong and sustained federal funding of basic research by highlighting exciting possibilities for basic research in the future. The federal government is the single-largest source of funding for basic research in the United States, providing 55 percent of all funding. Unfortunately, federal funding for research and development (R&D) has been on a downward trajectory for the past decade, falling to an historic low of just 3.8 percent of the federal budget in 2013. Read more
ASAS is pleased to announce that applications are due October 27, 2014 for the 2015 ASAS Science Policy Summer Internship program.
The program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the ASAS Foundation through the Appreciation Clubs for Bob Zimbelman, Harold Hafs, Jack Britt, Barb Glenn, and Louis Boyd.
Each intern will receive a total of $3,500 for the 60-90 day internship during the academic summer session in 2015. Read more
Graduate student participation at ASAS Southern Section meetings is a key ingredient to its success. Nearly 25% of annual meeting attendees are graduate students. Therefore, the ASAS Southern Section Executive Committee encourages greater involvement by graduate students, by implementing the position of Graduate Student Representative. Read more