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September 2015 Public Policy News

6 October 2015: National Science Foundation (NSF) Launches Optics and Photonics (OP) Program: OP is a NSF-wide activity involving multiple Directorates in related sciences including mathematical and physical sciences, engineering, biological sciences, and computer and information science and engineering. Read more

2 October 2015: New Consortium Launched by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Science Foundation (NSF): NIST and NSF announced that University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will lead a consortium to identify emerging advanced manufacturing areas that would benefit from public-private investment. This is part of the MEP program. Read More

25 September 2015: TEDxMidAtlantic Talk Calls for Diversity in Science: Shirley Malcolm, head of Education and Human Resources at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), says America needs diversity within scientific research, but women and minorities still face obstacles. Read more

23 September 2015: Streamlined Conference Guidance Released by Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense(DoD): Guidance recently released by the DOE and DoD recognizes the critical nature of conferences to science and innovation. Read more

21 September 2015: New Opportunities due to New Funding for Nine Manufacturers: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will award $27 million to manufacturing organizations in nine states to support U.S. growth, innovation, and competition. Read More

17 September: Golden Goose Awards Results: The annual Awards highlight the importance of federally funded scientific research by recognizing groups of researchers for their breakthroughs in medical treatments, biomedical research, and computing and communication technologies. Read More