You are browsing the archive for STEM education Archives - The Bridge: Connecting Science and Policy.

May 31, 2017

NASA Fares Okay in President’s FY18 Budget Request

NASA Fares Okay in President's FY18 Budget Request

Relative to other federal science agencies, NASA fares fairly well in the president’s budget request, receiving an overall 3% cut in funding from FY17 funding levels. The President’s budget breaks with Obama era policy by officially terminating the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM). ARM was very unpopular with Congress, but continues many of the key technologies in development for the mission, such as solar electric propulsion.  SMD Recieves .94% Cut The …

Read More >>


May 30, 2017

President’s Budget cuts National Science Foundation (NSF) by 11%

President’s Budget cuts National Science Foundation (NSF) by 11%

The President’s fiscal year 2018 (FY18) budget proposes to cut NSF’s spending by 10.96% or $840. 98 million from the FY17 spending bill that Congress passed in early May. NSF’s research and related activities account (R&RA), which encompasses NSF’s seven directorates, received a similar 11.14% cut in funding. The consequences of this decrease in funding include: 800 less new research grants than in fiscal year 2016; and NSF in FY18 …

Read More >>


March 2, 2017

Amidst Cabinet Nominations, Congress Considers Science Legislation 

Amidst Cabinet Nominations, Congress Considers Science Legislation 

The 115th Congress is now in full swing. With the flurry of cabinet nominations being considered, it’s easy to miss the legislation that has been or is being considered in Congress. In this blog post, we will give you an overview of some of the science-related legislation that is up for consideration or has recently been passed. Department of Energy Research & Innovation Act (H.R. 589)—Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX): The …

Read More >>


October 14, 2016

Crowdsourcing Geoscience: Transforming interest into data

Crowdsourcing Geoscience: Transforming interest into data

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geologic Map Day and one of our featured AGU members is Sudhir Raj Shrestha. Sudhir works at Esri as a Solution Engineer. He has a MS in both Physical Land Resource and Soil Erosion …

Read More >>


Mapping Earth’s History with an Eye on the Future

Mapping Earth's History with an Eye on the Future

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geologic Map Day and one of our featured AGU members is Margaret E. Berry. Margaret works for the U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS) and helps to create maps that reveal our planet’s intricate layers. She is part …

Read More >>


October 13, 2016

Bridging the Gap: Creating an inclusive world of geoscience learning

Bridging the Gap: Creating an inclusive world of geoscience learning

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geoscience for Everyone Day and one of our featured AGU members is Dr. Christopher Atchison. Chris is an Assistant Professor of Geoscience Education at the University of Cincinnati, School of Education and Department of Geology. He …

Read More >>


Looking Beyond Our Comfort Zone: Exploring the geosciences in new ways

Looking Beyond Our Comfort Zone: Exploring the geosciences in new ways

  As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geoscience for Everyone Day and one of our featured AGU members is Lisa White, Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Paleontology, University of California at Berkeley.  Lisa has a B.A. in Geology from …

Read More >>


October 12, 2016

Q & A with Wendi Williams about Geoscience Diversity

Q & A with Wendi Williams about Geoscience Diversity

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is Geoscience for Everyone Day and one of our featured AGU members is Wendi J. W. Williams, Ph.D. Wendi is adjunct faculty at both Northwest Arkansas Community College in their Division for Science and Mathematics and …

Read More >>


Fossils and a Soviet ambulance in Kyrgyzstan? That and more – Our Q & A with Paleontologist Win McLaughlin on National Fossil Day

Fossils and a Soviet ambulance in Kyrgyzstan? That and more - Our Q & A with Paleontologist Win McLaughlin on National Fossil Day

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is National Fossil Day and one of our featured AGU members is Win McLaughlin. Win is a PhD Candidate at the University of Oregon. In 2015, Win was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to help further her …

Read More >>


Fossils and painted nails on a Sloth?: Q & A with Ryan Haupt on National Fossil Day

Fossils and painted nails on a Sloth?: Q & A with Ryan Haupt on National Fossil Day

As part of Earth Science Week, we’ll be highlighting different leaders in the geosciences – from research to education and community outreach. We are posting Q&A’s on The Bridge asking geoscientists about the work they do. Today’s theme is National Fossil Day and one of our featured AGU members is Ryan Haupt. Ryan is a PhD Candidate at the University of Wyoming. Could you summarize your research in a sentence or two? Broadly, my …

Read More >>