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March for Science set to mobilize scientists worldwide and emphasize role of science in public policy

By April Gocha / April 18, 2017

The March for Science is set for this upcoming Saturday, April 22, in Washington, D.C., and some 400 other cities around the world, in which scientists and science supporters will converge for a rally to display their support for the role of science in society and its place in public policy.

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Raise the photovoltaic roof: Rooftop and utility-scale solar prices are on the decline

By Jessica McMathis / November 18, 2014

According to a news release, two reports—Utility Scale Solar and Tracking the Sun—from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show that solar costs substantially less than it did in recent years.

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Bill proposes incentives to overhaul, strengthen engineering programs at US universities

By Jessica McMathis / September 4, 2014

What are lawmakers in Washington doing to ensure that manufacturing remains a focus of economic recovery and revitalization? For one, they’re backing a bipartisan bill that helps strengthen engineering programs at learning institutions across the nation to meet the growing demands—and challenges—of manufacturing in the 21st century.

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U.S. earns near-last-place finish in global energy efficiency rankings

By Jessica McMathis / August 11, 2014

Germany is the most energy-efficient of the world’s major economies, according to the 2014 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The United States finished 13th of 16 countries—far behind Italy, the European Union, China, and France.

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Funding for DOE’s science research, programs would remain flat under House spending plan

By Jessica McMathis / June 16, 2014

Last week, the House Appropriations Committee presented the fiscal year 2015 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill that keeps funding for the Department of Energy’s programs and research flat.

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Good weekend reading on U.S. science policy; real cost of gasoline

By / June 25, 2010

While paging through a recent edition of Newsweek, I ran across two articles I recommend as good reading material. The first is by columnist Ezra Klein, “How much does a gallon of gas cost? A whole lot more than you think.” What’s remarkable is not the concept that gas is underpriced and/or subsidized, but Klein…

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Deadline for ComSci applications approaching

By / March 16, 2009

The Commerce Science and Technology Fellowship program, now managed by NIST, was established in 1964 give senior federal employees a look behind the scenes of science and technology policy-making and management in Washington, and at the highest levels of industry and academia. Those selected for the program get to study the national and international issues…

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