The NSC Alliance will convene a science briefing for members of Congress on 14 December 2015. The briefing will showcase how efforts to digitize natural science collections are driving scientific innovation, increasing scientific and public access to collections and specimen-related data, and how digitization initiatives are providing new opportunities to engage the public and increase STEM literacy.

Speakers participating in the briefing are Larry Page, President of NSC Alliance; Barbara Thiers, Vice President of Science, New York Botanical Garden; and Austin Mast, Florida State University and WeDigBio.

Any NSC Alliance members in Washington, DC on December 14th are welcome to attend this briefing, but registration is required. Please contact rgropp@aibs.org if you are interested in attending.

The NSC Alliance Board of Directors will meet in Washington, DC on 15 December.