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2018 USA Science and Engineering Festival

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The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) had a booth at the USA Science and Engineering Festival (SEF) in Washington, D.C. on April 7 and 8, where SWS members volunteered. The SEF is free to attendees and allows children, teens and families to interact with over 3,000 hand-on exhibits "from the world's leading scientific and engineering s...
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SWS attends SACNAS 2017

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SWS attended SACNAS 2017 - The National Diversity in STEM Conference - along with its Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) partners in October.  
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CASS condemns silencing of EPA scientists

October 27, 2017 -  The Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) is very concerned with the actions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prohibit three EPA scientists from presenting their research at "The State of Narragansett Bay and Its Watershed" workshop in Providence, Rhode Island, on 23 October 2017. CASS values sc...
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CASS requests proposed WOTUS Repeal not be exempted from the Administrative Procedures Act

September 21, 2017 -  SWS and the other scientific societies within CASS submitted a letter requesting that the proposed Repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule not be exempted from the Administrative Procedures Act, which would exempt it from the public review process. Read the full letter .  
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The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society joins CASS

May 31, 2017 -  The Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society (FMCS) partnered with SWS in joining the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) . FMCS is the seventh scientific society to join CASS. Like SWS, FMCS agreed to promote international aquatic ecosystem scientific study, education and outreach via the creation of a Consortium of ...
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CASS supports FY18 funding for EPA, NASA and NOAA

April 26, 2017 -  SWS joined fellow Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) societies in signing the letters supporting FY18 funding for NOAA, NASA, and EPA. CASS sent the letters to the relevant House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees as the "Outside Witness Testimony." Proposed cuts to these aquatic and wetland-related programs ...
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