Press Releases

Published: 08-06-2015
Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program June 29, 2015     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IMLS Press Contact 202-653-4799 Giuliana Bullard, gbullard@imls.gov Notice of Funding Opportunity: National Conservation Assessment Program IMLS Seeks a Cooperator for National Program Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (...
Published: 08-04-2015
  Laura Maihofer, electronic imaging technician, imaging the specimen note cards of Edwin B. Mains, who was a prominent mycologist at U-M who served as director of the Herbarium, president of the Mycological Society of America, and described many new fungi among other achievements. Image credit: Matthew Foltz. University of Michigan’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department...
Published: 07-17-2015
  Timothy Beardsley recently published a note in BioScience entitled “Notes on Changing Practices in Data Publication” that summarized discussions from an AIBS workshop held last December. The workshop began with a talk from Michael Stebbins, assistant director for biotechnology at the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), who urged scientists to make...
Published: 06-25-2015
  Photo by Rob Hoffman   Press release from Delta High School at Cabrillo College: Aptos, CA June 23, 2015 - Sage McGraw, a 12th grader at Delta High School, presented to a group of 60 scientists and K-21 educators at the University of Florida on June 15, 2015. The group gathered to attend a workshop titled "3D Digitization of Fossils for Educators & Citizen Scientists...
Published: 06-19-2015
  A new University of Florida and Duke University collaboration aims to do for the tree of life what Google Earth did for navigation. Photo courtesy of Reed Beaman. A National Science Foundation grant of nearly $1 million will fund a three-year project to develop software that will make the context of every named and unnamed organism accessible online to scientists and...
Published: 06-04-2015
  Program Solicitation: NSF 15-576 Replaces Document(s): NSF 13-569   National Science Foundation Directorate for Biological Sciences Division of Biological Infrastructure Directorate for Geosciences Division of Earth Sciences Full Proposal Deadline(s) (due by 5 p.m. proposer's local...
Published: 06-03-2015
  See below for an invitation from the NSC Alliance: Dear NSC Alliance Membership, The NSC Alliance is cosponsoring with the Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN) a Collections Communications Workshop this September 1-2. The workshop will be held at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. The BCoN (recently renamed from NIBA Research Coordination Network) is...
Published: 06-02-2015
Each year, the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) organizes an opportunity for scientists to inform the nation's science policy. The Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event enables scientists to meet with their federal or state elected officials, and allows policymakers to learn first-hand about the science and research facilities in their district......
Published: 04-10-2015
  Photo courtesy of Mike Lauterborn. iDigBio's Charlotte Germain-Aubrey visited the Aquaculture School at Sacred Heart University to give a talk to two dozen science teachers from Bridgeport Middle School about increasing women in STEM careers. The presentation entitled "Inspiring Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics): The Importance of Immersion...
Published: 02-20-2015
  Photo courtesy of Florida Museum of Natural History Nature, an international weekly journal of science, posted Christopher Kemp's article Museums: the endangered dead on February 18, 2015. The article begins with an example of a new species described from collections-based research. The example given in this article was a new species of bat (Myotis diminutus) but many...

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