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Rep. Lamar Smith encouraged by updated NSF policies ?>

Rep. Lamar Smith encouraged by updated NSF policies

Over the past year and a half, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, has confronted the National Science Foundation on matters of merit review and has singled out numerous NSF-funded grants he believes to be questionable uses of the agency’s funding.

Executive order on immigration will affect some foreign-born scientists ?>

Executive order on immigration will affect some foreign-born scientists

Four provisions included in President Obama’s executive order on immigration, announced Thursday, will make it easier for some foreign-born scientists to find jobs in the U.S. One provision applies to foreign-born students studying at U.S. institutions, while the remaining three address skilled foreign workers seeking work in the U.S.