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July 2015 Public Policy News

10 September 2015: Participate in Capitol Hill Day: Join SPIE and other National Photonics Initiative (NPI) partner societies for Congressional visits in Washington, DC. Register

Month of August: In-state Congressional visits: Visit your legislators to advocate for science funding while they are home for the summer recess. See the Toolkit

28 July 2015: Public input requested on National Institutes of Health (NIH) new strategic plan: NIH is formulating a five-year strategic plan intended to identify biomedical research opportunities. Public comment accepted through 16 August 2015. Read More

27 July 2015: Vice President Biden announces details of integrated photonics manufacturing center in New York: The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) will be located in Rochester. Read More

24 July 2015: National Photonics Initiative (NPI) Launches new website: NPI continues the support in making photonics a national priority with a new website. Visit the NPI website

9 July 2015: Memorandum outlines FY2017 Budget, including science and technology as priorities: Administration’s priorities build upon historical budgets and priorities, and call for investment in technology transfer, STEM education and workforce development, R&D and R&D infrastructure, and scientific-collection management. Read More