Take a #StandForScience

The FIRST Act, introduced on Monday by Representative Larry Buschon (R-IN), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research of the larger House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, fails to properly fund social science work at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology and widens the nation’s innovation deficit. The … Continue reading Take a #StandForScience

As Anthropology Doctorates Increase in Number & Diversity, So Do Financial & Social Support Needs

The AAA receives daily requests from researchers, administrators, faculty, and students for information such as:  Number of degrees granted in a given year Average length of time to complete a degree in anthropology Degrees granted by gender and/or minority status Post-graduation employment rates To address these inquiries we often rely on our membership database, AnthroGuide, … Continue reading As Anthropology Doctorates Increase in Number & Diversity, So Do Financial & Social Support Needs

Congress Targets National Science Foundation Grants

In a recent USA Today editorial/opinion column, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith target grants awarded by the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate of the the National Science Foundation as examples of government waste and a misuse of taxpayer resources. This isn’t the first time that the … Continue reading Congress Targets National Science Foundation Grants

Dr. Claudia Valeggia honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Congratulations to biological anthropologist and AAA member, Dr. Claudia Valeggia. The Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania will be honored with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers on October 14. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their … Continue reading Dr. Claudia Valeggia honored with Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Action Alert: Contact Your Senators Today – Urge Them to Restore Funding for NSF

The United States Senate Appropriations Committee has approved legislation that would cut funding in fiscal year 2012 for the National Science Foundation (NSF) by $161 million (2.4%) below the current FY 2011 level. The Senate spending plan provides significantly less funding to NSF than the appropriations bill approved by the House Committee on Appropriations, which … Continue reading Action Alert: Contact Your Senators Today – Urge Them to Restore Funding for NSF