Psychology & social behavior professor Roxane Cohen Silver participated Thursday, April 25, in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C., titled “Social Science Research on Disasters: Communication, Resilience & Consequences.” During her trip to the nation’s capital, Silver met with members of Congress to advocate for funding of the social and behavioral sciences and was awarded a National Science Foundation rapid response research grant to examine the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings. Her talk focused on how social science research sheds light on human resilience after natural disasters and terrorist attacks. The panel discussion was organized by the Coalition for National Science Funding in conjunction with the House Research & Development Caucus.