Members of the scientific community have expressed concern with some of the directives in the bill, including shifting decisions on NSF Directorate budget allocations from Foundation management to Congress.
The bill, which includes funding for the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contains $51.2 billion in total discretionary funding, a reduction of $398 million below the FY 2014 enacted level.
The April 29 hearing on Driving Innovation through Federal Investments drew a lot of attention. Well over 100 institutions, including businesses, federal labs, universities, and scientific associations, provided written testimony.
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The perceived gender of a hurricane’s name is just one of many factors potentially shaping how someone reacts to a given storm, according to several scientists at NCAR who take a multifaceted approach to studying hurricane response.