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EarthScope: Proposal Solicitation - Due 11/15/16

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This solicitation calls for single or collaborative proposals to conduct scientific research and/or education and outreach activities within North America that: 1) Make use of capabilities provided through, and/or data and/or models derived from, GAGE, SAGE, and/or SAFOD and 2) Further the scientific and educational goals of EarthScope, as described in the 2010 EarthScope Science Plan and/or EarthScope Education and Outreach Implementation Plan.

NAGT-AGI Webinar: Introducing Teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards

The National Association of Geoscience Teachers and the American Geosciences Institute's Center for Geoscience and Society are hosting a webinar on October 13th, 2016 on Introducing Teachers to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The webinar will be presented by the Chair of the NGSS Earth and Space Science Writing Team, Dr. Michael Wysession from the Washington University at St. Louis. 

GAO Report on Critical Raw Materials Published

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) published the report, "Strengthened Federal Approach Needed to Help Identify and Mitigate Supply Risks for Critical Raw Materials" (GAO-16-699). The 79 page report identified that federal agencies are primarily focused on two areas of activity related to critical minerals supply—assessing risk and supporting research. The report identifies selected strengths and limitations of federal critical materials activities and concludes with six recommendations.

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