Tag: FIU in DC-Government

Congressional briefing: Research Contributions of Early Career Investigations in the Sciences of the Mind, Brain, and Behavior.

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) cordially invites you to a Congressional briefing on Research Contributions of Ealy Career Investigations in the Sciences of the Mind, Brain, and Behavior.

Through its Early Career Impact Awards, FABBS recognizes scientists who are in the early stages (first 10 years post-PhD) of their professional careers, these contributions to sciences of mind, brain, and behavior and have also worked to share their research with the public through outreach in their communities, blogs, or social media. 

Featuring: 

Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, PhD- Florida International University

Early Risk Factors in the Development of Autism and Anxiety

 

Congressional Briefing featuring Early Career Scientist from FIU

BACKGROUND

Through its Early Career Impact Awards, FABBS recognizes scientists who are in the early stages (first 10 years post-PhD) of their professional careers and have shown promise as a leading researcher. In their brief careers, these investigators have made noteworthy contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior and have also worked to share their research with the public through outreach in their communities, blogs, or social media. Through flash presentations, the scientists will describe their research, why it’s important, and how federal support has been instrumental in their research careers so far.

LOCATION

Rayburn House Office Building – Room 2044

SPEAKERS 

Alexandra Burt, PhD – Michigan State University

Gene-Environmental influences on Brain and Behavior

 

Ayse P. Gurses, PhD – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Improving Patient Safety in Medical Settings

 

Greg Hajcak, PhD – Florida State University

Exploring Individual Differences in the Brain to Understand Anxiety and Depression

 

Panayiota Kendeou, PhD – University of Minnesota

Educational Technology for Teaching Reasoning and Reading Skills in Education

 

Bethany Reeb-Sutherland, PhD – Florida International University

Early Risk Factors in the Development of Autism and Anxiety

My Miami Story @ FIU in DC

On October 17, 2017, FIU in DC will be hosting a unique conversation about resilience in Miami Dade County as part of the Miami Foundations My Miami Story initiative. Serving as our university’s bridge to federal resources and influence, we will be assembling a multi-disciplinary group of stakeholders with ties to Miami and a genuine interest to see our country be more resilient. We are thankful to be a leader in this conversation, both in Washington D.C. and back at home, through our post-storm damage assessments and recommendations. 

 

The conversation will be recorded live and uploaded to our FB page. We will be posting more information on this as the month progresses. 

Women in Cybersecurity

This event brings together female thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the status of women in the cybersecurity profession. The conversation will analyze the benefits of increased diversity and strategies that can be implemented to promote diversity in the cybersecurity workforce. In partnership with Trend Micro and New America.

You can watch via webcast as well:  http://webcast.fiu.edu/ 

 

Stormy Weather 2017: Why are all these Hurricanes Happening Now?

2017 is breaking records for bad weather, from catastrophic floods to tarmac-melting heat to Hurricanes Harvey, Jose, Irma, and Maria. Are we just unlucky this year? Or are these weather extremes a glimpse into our future? More importantly: what should we do about it? 

Please join the Hoover Institution, New America, and Penn State’s Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk for an evening of discussion about bad weather, climate change, and the importance of building resilience. 

The reception will start at 5:00pm, with a panel discussion to follow at 5:30pm 

Participants: 

Honorable Alice Hill  
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, and former Special Assistant to the President of the United States 

Lindene Patton (invited) 
Member, Earth and Water Law  

Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (ret.) 
Director, Penn State Center for Solutions to Climate and Weather Risk 

Moderator: 

Honorable Sharon Burke 
Senior Advisor and Director of the Phase Zero Project, New America

Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access Subcommittee – Small Business Labor Market

Chairman Dave Brat has scheduled a hearing of the Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access titled, “Examining the Small Business Labor Market.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. 

The hearing will provide the Committee with an opportunity to understand recent trends in the labor market and how they affect small businesses. This hearing will also examine how current challenges locating and retaining employees with the proper skills affect the ability of small businesses to operate and expand in order to grow the American economy.

Important Link: https://smallbusiness.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=400222