Capitol Hill Reception Highlighting NSF- Funded Researchers Includes Two Psychologists

On June 17, both APA and the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences (of which APA is a member) showcased psychological research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) at a Capitol Hill Exhibit and Reception. The event, sponsored by the Coalition for National Science Funding, drew over 270 attendees, including eight members of Congress: Reps. Frank Ballance, Jr. (D-NC), Lois Capps (D-CA), Howard Coble (R-NC), Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), Dale Kildee (D-MI), Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Mike McIntyre (D-NC), and David Price (D-NC).

Also in attendance were Dr. Rita Colwell, Director of NSF, and Dr. Kathie Olsen, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. APA's exhibitor, Dr. Linda A. Jackson from Michigan State University, presented results from her "HomeNetToo" project, which examines the effects of home Internet use on low-income families.

The Federation highlighted research by APA member Dr. Barbara Landau (Johns Hopkins University) and her colleague Dr. Jim Hoffman (University of Delaware).

APA's presenter, Dr. Linda A. Jackson from Michigan State University, discussing her HomeNetToo project with Rep. Dale Kildee (D-MI) spin-2003-06-nsfpict14.jpg
Dr. Jackson speaking with Rep. David Price (D-NC), a member of the House Subcommittee which funds the National Science Foundation. spin-2003-06-nsfpict24.jpg
Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-MI), a physicist and member of the House Science Committee, talking with Dr. Jackson about her NSF-funded project to investigate effects of home internet use on low-income families. spin-2003-06-nsfpict38.jpg
Meeting at the exhibit sponsored by the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences were Dr. Kurt Salzinger, APA's Executive Director for Science; Federation co-presenter (and APA member) Dr. Barbara Landau from Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Norman Bradburn, Associate Director, National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate; and Federation co-presenter Dr. Jim Hoffman from the University of Delaware. spin-2003-06-nsfpict47.jpg
Dr. Kathie Olsen, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, with Dr. Jackson. spin-2003-06-nsfpict56.jpg
Rep. Lois Capps (D-CA) with Dr. Norman Bradburn, Associate Director, National Science Foundation's Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate, and Dr. Jackson. spin-2003-06-nsfpict78.jpg